Giants Don’t Rule Out Signing Another Kicker

Although Giants brass last night declined to comment on the domestic violence allegations against kicker Josh Brown or the club’s kicking situation as a whole, head coach Ben McAdoo did speak on the circumstances today. “Never say never,” said McAdoo, when asked about New York adding another kicker, tweets Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.Ben McAdoo

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As Schwartz wrote last night, Giants co-owner John Mara told reporters, “I know what you’re going to ask me about. Check with me again next week, but I don’t have anything to say about it.” General manager Jerry Reese declined to comment at all about Brown (“Nope, nothing.”), while McAdoo said, “I’ve said everything I have to say on that situation.” Brown himself also declined to comment.

The NFL suspended Brown one game for a 2015 arrest on a domestic violence charge, but later details painted a much more disturbing picture. Brown’s ex-wife told police that Brown had been physically violent with her over 20 times and that she had previously had a protection order against him. However, the league later issued a statement saying that Brown’s ex-wife, as well as local investigators, had declined to offer further information on the situation, hence the seemingly light suspension.

Tom Obarski, a 2015 undrafted free agent who is the only other kicker on the Giants’ roster, was handed a “golden opportunity” — McAdoo’s words — to stay on the roster, but failed to convert a 28-yard field goal in New York’s preseason game against the Bills last night. Veteran kickers currently available on the free agent market include Josh Scobee, who was released after a two-month offseason stay on the Saints’ roster, and former Texan/Jet Randy Bullock.

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5 comments on “Giants Don’t Rule Out Signing Another Kicker

  1. TJECK109

    Scobee was down right awful last year. There has to be other names or perhaps they wait until cut downs begin. This Brown saga is awful.

  2. Duke Piedmonte

    Josh will most likely be gone, and rightfully so. The Mara / Tische Families would not be happy with the developing event. If the Fathers were around I think he would already be gone!!

  3. Michael

    I think the Giants should get rid of Brown immediately. They should sign Nick Rose….he can really kick a football.

  4. Stacy Kalkwarf

    I think they need to stay with tom Obarski kids got a leg nobody’s perfect give the kid another chance

  5. Polish Hammer

    Something tells me they’ll sign whoever Philly cuts from their kicking battle.

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