Giants punter stuck in London: Jamie Gillan remains overseas due to passport issues, per report


NFL: International Series - New York Giants at Green Bay Packers

The New York Giants left London with an impressive 27-22 win over the Green Bay Packers, but one of their players is reportedly still overseas. On Tuesday, NFL Media reported that Giants punter Jamie Gillan is still in London after experiencing some passport issues. He is expected to fly back to the US on Thursday, although the team will work out punters just in case he cannot play this weekend.

Gillan, who is also known as “The Scottish Hammer,” reportedly came to the States on a NATO visa with his father. That designation didn’t get changed to a work visa when Gillan got to the NFL. This issue apparently slipped through the cracks when Gillan made his trip to London with the team, and US diplomats reportedly had to step in to rectify the situation with a new passport for the punter.

Gillan originally entered the league undrafted out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2019. He spent three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, and had a short stint with the Buffalo Bills practice squad before finding his way to the Giants.

In five games played this season, he averaged a career-high 51 yards per punt with a length of 69. He had two punts in the London game against the Packers, averaging 50 yards each. The Giants are scheduled to host the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.


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