OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
2 months ago

Brown has been released by the Giants, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown had previously been placed on the commissioner's exempt list after the NFL re-opened its investigation into Brown, following the release of additional documents pertaining to his May 2015 arrest for domestic violence.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
2 months ago

Brown will be placed on the commissioner's exempt list, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
2 months ago

Brown converted three field-goal attempts and his only PAT during the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
3 months ago

Brown was reinstated from his suspension Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants stuck by him despite allegations of domestic abuse, and he's likely to be their kicker against the Saints this week.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
4 months ago

While Brown has been suspended only one game, the Daily News reported his ex-wife told police he had been violent with her more than 20 times.

EDGE Analysis

While this report only addresses her statement to the police and does not tell his side of the story, that it came after his suspension opens a new can of worms for him and the Giants. Even though the charges were dismissed, the report is not a good look for Brown or 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 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.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
4 months ago

Brown has been suspended one game for a violation of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
4 months ago

Brown returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice to due personal reasons, Tom Rock of Newsday Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

OUTJosh Brown
K NYG (8)
4 months ago

Brown was excused from Wednesday's practice for personal reasons, Tom Rock of Newsday Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 expected at this time that he's gone for an extended period and he'll likely be back late this week.