Veteran punter Jeff Feagles re-signs with Giants

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeff Feagles, considered one of the National Football League's most accurate punters, will return for a 23rd season after the 44-year-old re-signed with the New York Giants on Thursday.

Feagles, who holds every significant NFL career punting record, will have to battle former Australian Rules Football player Jy Bond, who signed for the team last month, for the starting job.

"And my answer to that was, 'That's fine.' I have been competing for a long time.

The twice Pro-Bowl player has appeared in an NFL-record 352 consecutive games -- 65 more than second-placed Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings -- and is third on the all-time career games played list.

Feagles has spent the last seven seasons with the Giants but also played for the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks in a career that began in 1988.

(Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto; editing by Frank Pingue)