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Giants’ placekicker Aldrick Rosas named second-team All-Pro

Second-year kicker Aldrick Rosas wrapped up his stellar 2018 season by being named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team, the only member of the New York Giants to be honored. Rosas earned a second-team selection, behind Ravens kicker Justin Tucker. This is Rosas’ second major accolade, after he was also recently voted to the Pro Bowl.

Rosas was a dominant force on special teams, bailing out a Giants offense that often stalled in the red zone. Nearly being perfect, Rosas drilled 32 of the 33 field goals he attempted. That total is good for a staggering 97 percent. His field goal accuracy was good enough to be tied for first with San Francisco’s Robbie Gould.

Rosas flashed his consistency by nailing 31 of 32 point after attempts. With extra points no longer being a chip shot, Rosas’ ability to hit them made him one of the most dependable kickers in the league.

In Week 13 against the Chicago Bears, Rosas hit his longest field goal of 2018 with a career long 57-yarder. Going three-for-three on field goals and extra points in that game, Rosas was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Rookie running back sensation Saquon Barkley did not find his name of the list, with Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliot filling the running back spots. Despite leading the NFL in scrimmage yards with 2,028, and finishing second in rushing yards with 1,307, Barkley was not given an All-Pro nod.

Interestingly enough, Rosas was quick to voice his support for Barkley’s omission with a post on his Instagram story.

Aldrick Rosas’ post on his Instagram story regarding Saquon Barkley not making the All-Pro list.

Barkley will be able to boast his Pro Bowl nomination as a rookie, and a shot at Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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