Seeking a possible replacement if they can't re-sign punter Jeff Feagles, the New York Giants have signed former Australian rules football player Jy Bond.
The deal was announced Thursday afternoon, though terms weren't disclosed.
Bond was raised in the suburbs of Melbourne, and both his father and grandfather played elite level Australian Rules Football. Bond played at the semiprofessional level and won several club and competition honors.
Feagles addressed that report Thursday, telling the New York Daily News that he "absolutely" intends to return to the Giants in 2010.
"Oh yeah, and there's no rush at this point," Feagles said. "They've got other priorities right now and we're trying to get some things worked out. It's no big deal."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.