There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Giants and Falcons.
Danny Kanell was selected by the New York Giants in the fourth round, 130th overall, in the 1996 NFL Draft. He had a six-year NFL career, mostly as a backup quarterback.
Kanell started for the Giants in his second season, helping the team to an NFC East title in 1997. His stint with the Giants lasted four seasons before he moved on to play for the Atlanta Falcons. He also briefly spent time with the Denver Broncos before his NFL career concluded.
In total, Kanell appeared in 43 regular-season games, starting 24 of them, and threw for 31 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. He passed for 5,129 yards with a completion percentage of 51.4%. After his NFL career, Kanell transitioned to a successful career in sports broadcasting.
Morten Andersen is one of the most successful kickers in NFL history. Born in Denmark, he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 4th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. Andersen played for several teams over his illustrious 25-year career, including the Saints, Falcons, Giants, Chiefs, and Vikings.
Among Andersen’s career highlights are his seven Pro Bowl selections and three First-team All-Pro honors. He is the NFL’s all-time leader in games played with 382 and was the all-time leading scorer until Adam Vinatieri surpassed him.
Andersen scored more than 2,500 points during his career and successfully converted 565 of his 709 field goal attempts. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming just the second exclusive kicker at the time to be honored with this accolade.
Anderson Key Stats
- Hall of Fame (Saints, Falcons, Chiefs, Vikings, Giants)
- 1st Team All-Pro (Saints, Falcons)
- Pro Bowl (Saints, Falcons)
Bob Whitfield was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round, eighth overall, in the 1992 NFL Draft. He played as an offensive tackle and enjoyed a lengthy 15-year career in the league.
Whitfield immediately became a fixture on the Falcons’ offensive line, starting all 16 games in his second season. He would go on to start nearly every game for the Falcons over the next decade, earning a Pro Bowl selection in 1998 and helping the team reach Super Bowl XXXIII that same year.
After his time in Atlanta, Whitfield played for the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Over the course of his career, he appeared in 220 regular-season games, starting 176 of them. Whitfield’s consistent play and reliability on the offensive line made him one of the standout tackles during his time in the league.
Shayne Graham is a former placekicker who had a lengthy NFL career. He was initially signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2000. Graham played for several teams throughout his career, including the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons, among others.
He is perhaps best known for his time with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named a 2nd-team All-Pro in 2005. During that season, he made 28 of 32 field goal attempts and all 47 of his extra-point tries.
Graham’s reliability as a kicker made him a sought-after player for many teams looking for stability at the position. Over the course of his career, he scored over 1,200 points, making him one of the more productive kickers in NFL history. He has also been remarkably accurate, with a career field goal percentage of 85.5%.
Jay Feely had an impressive 14-year career as a placekicker in the NFL. He initially signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2001 but truly started his NFL journey with the New York Giants in 2005.
Feely spent two seasons with the Giants before moving to the Miami Dolphins, where he played for a season. His career then took him to the New York Jets, where he enjoyed two solid seasons, followed by short stints with the Arizona Cardinals and the Chicago Bears.
Throughout his career, Feely demonstrated consistency as a kicker, converting 82.6% of his field goals and a strong leg as well, with a career long field goal of 61 yards