New York Giants Kicker Josh Brown Suspended
According to a post on Giants.com Wednesday afternoon, place kicker Josh Brown has been suspended by the NFL.
Reports indicate that Brown is being suspended for a violation of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.
Brown has been with the Giants since 2013. Last year, he made 77 of 84 field goal attempts as a Giant and hit on a career-high 93.8 percent of his kicks. His first miss of the season was at the end of regulation in a heart-breaking 23-20 loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
In a statement posted on NFL.com on Aug. 17, 2016, Brown says he does not agree with the suspension.
"“While I do not agree with the suspension, I will accept it,” Brown said in a statement. “I have exhausted the appeals process and have no other options along those lines. I will continue to work hard for this team, and I have tremendous confidence in my teammates and in my ability to move on and contribute to the team.”"
McAdoo on Brown Being Suspended
Head coach Ben McAdoo echoed those sentiments, stating, “We have been supportive of Josh and will continue to be, but we accept the league’s decision.”
The loss of Brown for the Giants’ season opener against the Dallas Cowboys puts the team in a tough spot. Currently, the Giants have another kicker, Tom Obarski, on their roster. Obarski hails from Division II school, Concordia University (St. Paul, Minn.), and he is participating in his first NFL training camp. There are several free agent options available in veterans Mason Crosby, Josh Scobee, and Greg Zuerlein.
Expect Big Blue to bring some veteran kickers in for workouts, as early as this week.