Since August 2002 the Giants have had six holders. This season Feagles filled the role until he was pressed into emergency field goal duty after kicker Matt Bryant injured his hamstring on Oct. 5. Backup quarterback Jesse Palmer took over as holder.
New York has had four kickers in the last two seasons. Hollis was felled by a back injury in camp and put on injured reserve in late August Bryant started the season as the kicker, but after he got hurt, New York had to sign Brett Conway on Oct. 7. On Sunday in a 17-6 loss to the Patriots, Conway converted field goal attempts from 22 and 34 yards, but missed from 47 and 49.
"After Ryan Kuehl got here, I told him how much better I sleep at night," Accorsi says. "I've learned you can't even sleep when you think you can."
Broncos Suffer Crippling Loss
Denver's run defense, porous last season when it allowed 21 touchdowns, has given up only two in six games this year. But the Broncos will be hard-pressed to replace smashmouth linebacker Ian Gold, who tore his right ACL in a 17-14 win over the Steelers on Sunday and is lost for the season. Donnie Spragan, an un-drafted second-year player, takes over for Gold....
Eagles guard John Welbourn, born and raised in California, is still registered to vote there and filed an absentee ballot for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the governor's race. "I have a lot of admiration for a man who came to this country as an immigrant and who has attained what he has," says Welbourn.