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Lex Of It: Giants Punter Passport Issues

Giants P Jamie Gillan remains in London following the trip over the weekend as he works through some passport issues, sources say. Gillan, who is also known as “The Scottish Hammer,” reportedly came to the States on a NATO visa with his father.

Giant Problem Giants Punter Stuck Abroad

Giants may have left London with an impressive 27-22 win over the Green Bay Packers. However, leaving one of their players behind over a Visa Issue. Big Blue’s punter Jamie Gillan is still in London after experiencing some passport issues as he failed to have a proper work permit while there. He is expected to fly back to the U.S. on Thursday.

That designation didn’t get changed to a work visa when Gillan got to the NFL. Mike Garafolo reported that the G-Men were aware of the passport issues prior to Sunday’s game. This issue apparently slipped through the cracks when Gillan made his trip to London with the team, and U.S. diplomats reportedly had to step in to rectify the situation with a new passport for the punter.

Update: Jamie Gillan is on a flight back to the U.S. now, per source. The Scottish Hammer coming home. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 12, 2022

What does this mean for week six as the Giants will face the Ravens at MetLife Stadium. Although he is expected to be back for this week six game, the team will line-up replacement punters just in case he’s unable to play this weekend. Mike Garafolo also reports that the Giants were aware of the passport issues prior to Sunday’s game.

Replacing Gillan’s punter would not be an easy task; the 25-year-old’s notable record kicking the ball during his first year with Big Blue, averaging 50.1 yards per punt. This ties him ranking fourth in the NFL for punters. That’s by far the best mark of his NFL career past his three prior seasons with the Browns.

Fortunately, it has been announced that Gillian is on a flight back to the states and will be playing in week six’s game.

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