Giants P Jeff Feagles to Retire on Friday

44-year old New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles is expected to announce his retirement on Friday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Feagles signed a one-year deal with the Giants earlier this month. 2010 would have been Feagles' 23rd season in the National Football League, and his eighth with the Giants. An undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami, Feagles has also played for the New England Patriots (1988-89), Philadelphia Eagles (1990-93), Arizona Cardinals (1994-97), and Seattle Seahawks (1998-2002).

Feagles has punted an NFL-record 1,713 times, in an NFL-record 352 consecutive games, for over 70,000 yards. A master of the "coffin corner" punts, Feagles averaged 36.0 yards per punt in 2009, putting 23 of his 64 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line. Feagles earned Pro Bowl honors following the 1995 and 2008 seasons.

With Feagles retiring, Aussie import Jy Bond will compete with 2010 seventh-round pick Matt Dodge (East Carolina) for the Giants' punting duties. Who will handle the holding duties remains to be seen.

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