Giants sign kicker Conway

Updated: October 7, 2003, 7:46 PM ET

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants found a short-term replacement for the injured Matt Bryant, signing veteran place-kicker Brett Conway on Tuesday.

Cornerback Ray Green was waived to make room for Conway on the roster.

Bryant is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks. He pulled his right hamstring kicking a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the first half in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Conway has been with four other teams since entering the NFL in 1997. The 28-year-old kicker was in Indianapolis Colts' training camp this summer, losing out to incumbent Mike Vanderjagt.

Conway hit one of two field goals and all six of his extra points with the Colts.

Conway has made 55 of 72 field goal attempts in his career, including 20 of 31 from 40 yards and out. He kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal for the Redskins against the Giants in Giants Stadium on Oct. 7, 2001.

It is the longest field goal ever kicked against the Giants.

Conway has made 83 of 84 extra-point attempts and scored 248 points.

Conway was the Green Bay Packers' third-round draft choice in 1997, the 90th pick overall. He spent the season on injured reserve with a thigh injury.

Ryan Longwell, a rookie free agent, stepped in and has been the Packers' kicker ever since.

Conway was traded to the Jets in 1998, where he spent time on the practice squad before signing with the Redskins. He scored a career-high 115 points in 1999 with Washington.

Conway played in four games in 2000, two for the Redskins, one for the Oakland Raiders and one for the Jets. The former Penn State product returned to Washington the following season, scoring 100 points. He spent last season on injured reserve after breaking his leg in the season opener.

Green was signed by the Giants as a free agent on March 12. The four-year veteran was inactive for all four games this season.

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