NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Gould wouldn't have signed with the Giants without knowing it'll likely be for the season (if he performs), according to sources informed of the player's thinking.
Gould believes he found it in New York, signing with the thought he was going to be the kicker through the balance of the season.
The Giants left Josh Brown stateside after new information became available about the kicker's serial domestic violence issues. Brown was placed on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List on Friday.
While Gould's stance indicates the possibility Brown won't be activated this season, a team source insisted to Rapoport that the Giants will take a closer look, examine the situation, and make a call.