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.
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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