The NFL suspended Brown on Friday for an additional six games, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Brown already served out a one-game suspension but new evidence discovered by the NFL in his domestic violence case has now led to additional punishment. The exact details of the new evidence have not been made public, but Brown has decided to accept the suspension without appeal. He enters the 2017 season as a free agent, and at 38 years old, there's a good possibility that his playing days are over.
Brown has been released by the Giants, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.
Brown had been placed on the commissioner's exempt list and missed Sunday's game in London after the NFL re-opened its investigation into Brown, following the release of additional documents pertaining to his May 2015 arrest for domestic violence.
Brown will be placed on the commissioner's exempt list, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
The NFL re-opened its investigation into Brown, following the release of additional documents pertaining to his May 2015 arrest for domestic violence. The Giants announced shortly thereafter that the placekicker won't travel to London for Sunday's game against the Rams. The league is now taking matters out of the team's hands, keeping Brown off the field until further notice. He may not be allowed to play again this season, and even if he is, the Giants might opt to release him.
The Giants released a statement Thursday noting that Brown won't travel with the team to London for Sunday's game against the Rams, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
With the release of new-found documents related to Brown's arrest in May of 2015 for domestic violence, the NFL has re-opened its investigation in order to see if there were additional violations of the Personal Conduct Policy. He already served a one-game suspension to kick off this season and will miss at least one more contest following Thursday's developments.
The NFL announced Thursday that the league plans to re-open its investigation into Brown, following the release of additional documents pertaining to his May 2015 domestic violence arrest.
A statement released by the league Thursday noted "we will thoroughly review the additional information and determine next steps in the context of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. We will not be making any comments on potential discipline until that time." The league previously suspended Brown for one game at the start of the current campaign for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy after conducting an investigation in the wake of Brown's arrest.
Brown converted three field-goal attempts and his only PAT during the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Since coming off suspension, Brown has attempted multiple field goals in all but one game this season, nailing nine kicks in total. While he's yet to attempt any from longer than 50 yards, he has nailed four from 40-plus, with his longest coming from 48 yards out. As long as he remains the leg of the Giants' up-tempo offense, Brown will possess a high fantasy floor at an inconsistent kicker position.
Brown was reinstated from his suspension Monday.
The Giants stuck by him despite allegations of domestic abuse, and he's likely to be their kicker against the Saints this week.
While Brown has been suspended only one game for a 2015 domestic violence charge that was subsequently dropped, the Daily News reported his ex-wife told police he had been violent with her more than 20 times.
While this report only addresses her statement to the police and does not tell Brown's side of the story, that it came after his suspension opens a new can of worms for him and the Giants, and you have to wonder whether they'll decide to take further action internally or even release him. They signed Brown to a two-year, $4 million in April after knowing about his 2015 arrest, but perhaps they didn't know about his wife's more detailed report to the police. Given how fungible kickers are in fantasy, and that Brown's already out one game, we'd recommend looking elsewhere at the position.
Brown has been suspended one game for a violation of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.
The 37-year-old kicker is going into his ninth season in the league and is coming off a 2015 campaign where he went 30-of-32 on field goal attempts. He'll sit out Week 1 for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, but should return as the team's main kicker shortly thereafter. Fellow kicker Tom Obarski is the current candidate to take on kicking duties in his place, barring any roster additions prior to the regular season opener.
Brown returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice due to personal reasons, Tom Rock of Newsday Sports reports.
Brown's absence from training camp was brief as expected, while whatever issue he dealt with shouldn't impact his availability moving forward. The 37-year-old hasn't missed a game since 2012, a trend that doesn't appear to be in danger of changing.
Brown was excused from Wednesday's practice for personal reasons, Tom Rock of Newsday Sports reports.
The reason that Brown missed practice hasn't been disclosed, other than being described as personal, and he's without timetable for return. It's not presently expected that he'll miss extended time, with a late-week return likely.
Browns is slated to re-sign with the Giants on a two-year, $4 million deal, the New York Daily News reports.
Brown is fresh off the best statistical season of his 13-year career, as he converted 30-of-32 field goal attempts for the Giants last year. Although he'll turn 37 years old soon, Brown has shown little signs of aging and should provide a reliable weapon in New York's kicking game for the next couple campaigns.
Brown had a strong season, making 30 of 32 field-goal attempts and 44 of 45 extra points.
Moreover, Brown made all three of his attempts from 50-plus. Expect him to return as the team's kicker again next year.
Giants kicker Josh Brown was 4 for 4 on field goal attempts during Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Cowboys.
He also converted both of his extra point attempts. Brown made the four field goals from 50, 40, 30 and 19 yards.
With Giants kicker Josh Brown trying to recover from a bruised leg, the team signed kicker Chris Boswell, reports the New York Daily News.
Boswell was signed to handle the kicking duties during Thursday's preseason finale. Brown reportedly suffered the injury while attempting to make a tackle during the second preseason game.
Josh Brown's job as the Giants' kicker just got harder, but he's not complaining, according to the official team site.
NFL owners approved the competition committee's proposal to move the placement of the football on the extra point attempts form the two to the 15-yard line, making what used to be a 20-yard kick into a 33-yard attempt. Brown sees the change as an opportunity to showcase the skills of a kicker.
“I’m excited about it,” Brown, the Giants’ kicker, said today. “I believe it adds higher value to a person that come out in December in bad weather and still be consistent. Those qualities are still very exciting to me. It’s a play that you won’t turn the TV off for anymore. Every point matters in this game and now with the longer extra point, there’s added difficulty to it. It’s not a gimme. There are levels of excitement that are going to make the game more appealing when scores are very, very tight.”
Brown was perfect last season during extra point attempts, going 44 for 44.
Giants kicker Josh Brown converted 3 of 4 field-goal tries Week 16, including a 52-yarder. He added four PATs for 13 points. Brown plays the Eagles in the regular-season finale.
Giants kicker Josh Brown finished with six points during a 24-13 win Week 15 against the Redskins. He made a 32-yard field goal and three extra points.
The Giants are back in action Week 16 at St. Louis.
Giants kicker Josh Brown had more points during a 36-7 win Week 14 at Tennessee than he had total in the previous three games. Brown totaled a season-best 18 points Week 14.
The veteran kicker made field goals of 19, 20, 36, 42 and 52 yards. The 52-yarder was his longest this season and his second make of at least 50 yards in 2014.
Brown has finished with at least 10 points three times this season. The Giants are back in action Week 15 vs. Washington.
Giants kicker Josh Brown finished with six points Sunday at Jacksonville, but he had a costly missed field goal in a 25-24 loss.
After making three first-half extra points, Brown gave New York a 24-22 lead late in fourth quarter with a 33-yard field goal. However, he missed a 43-yard field goal wide right in the third quarter, which could have been the decisive score.
Brown has finished with less than 10 points in seven straight games. The Giants are back in action Week 14 at Tennessee.