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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown kicks the game-winning field goal as time expires during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown kicks the game-winning field goal as time expires during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

The NFL added six games to former Giants kicker Josh Brown's suspension for domestic violence accusations after the league launched another investigation into claims he hit his now ex-wife Molly, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

In the NFL's official statement, the league obtained various documents linked to his May 2015 domestic violence incident that "warranted a six-game suspension." 

Brown admitted in journals and emails turned over to police by Molly that he physically and mentally abused Molly, however he said he never hit her and believes the journals were "used against me" to get him out of the league.

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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) watches his field goal during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. (Danny Wild)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) watches his field goal during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. (Danny Wild)

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Josh Brown insisted the NFL "has known everything" about his domestic violence history, and he's upset that his own admissions in his private journals were "used against me" as the Giants and the NFL pushed him out of the league.

In his first interview since last August, just after the NFL announced his one-game suspension stemming from a year-old domestic violence arrest, the 37-year-old kicker seemed most upset that his journals - first released by SNY.tv in October - became public and are now evidence in the NFL's investigation. Despite admitting to physically abusing his now ex-wife Molly in those journals, he insisted to ABC's Good Morning America that he never actually hit her.

Those journals, he said, were his attempt to "heal".

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GEICO SportsNite: Josh Brown 00:00:25
Former Giants kicker Josh Brown will address domestic abuse allegations against him on Good Morning America.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV:

Josh Brown, the disgraced ex-Giants kicker, is looking to get back into the NFL, and he began his campaign by insisting that he "never" hit his wife.

"The world now thinks that I beat my wife," Brown said. "I never hit her. Never once."

That is a stunning claim that would seem to run counter to Brown's own words that he wrote in his own personal journals, which SNY.TV and other outlets published in October. In those journals, the kicker wrote that "I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man" and he circled the words "I have abused my wife."

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New York Giants Justin Tuck, head coach Tom Coughlin holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Eli Manning during the New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory parade in New York City. (Andrew Mills)
New York Giants Justin Tuck, head coach Tom Coughlin holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Eli Manning during the New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory parade in New York City. (Andrew Mills)

Former head coach Tom Coughlin, former general manager Ernie Accorsi, and former DE Justin Tuck spoke to reporters on Tuesday in advance of Monday's Giants' Ring of Honor ceremony.

Here's what Coughlin said:

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GEICO SportsNite: Eli Apple 00:00:47
Eli Apple says Giants are not leaning on him to control his own mother, Annie Apple's criticism of the team.

Giants rookie CB Eli Apple denied that the Giants attempted to pressure Annie Apple, his mother, by "leaning heavily" on him in the wake of her public comments criticizing the Giants' handling of the Josh Brown situation.

"She was a little bit upset, and I didn't really have a chance to talk to her," said the Giants rookie. "I guess throughout that whole thing, that's just how she felt. But I never had any chance to talk to her or anything. Maybe that's just an assumption of hers, that she just felt in her gut, but it's definitely false. Nobody's leaning on me or anything, telling me things to tell her. It's not like that at all. I think the Giants are a classy organization. I'm just happy to be here."

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Eli Manning has been an outspoken advocate against domestic violence, which put him in a difficult position in recent weeks as more and more facts about kicker Josh Brown came out. He instinctively wanted to be supportive of his teammates, but he couldn't support his actions.And while Giants management wasn't saying much about the situation, Manning - like many of his teammates - were forced to speak on behalf of the organization, without having all the facts.But like the true professional he is, and has always been, Manning never ducked the subject. It may not have been his responsibility, and he had little to do with the team's decision to standby Brown, but Manning has always understood his position as the face of the franchise.

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New York Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Reese looks on before a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Reese looks on before a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta)

The Giants like to talk about accountability almost as much as they like to preach about character, but all of that has a hollow ring to it these days. Their "character" talk was undone, perhaps forever, by their decision to stand by Josh Brown for so long.And the "accountability" part has gone out the window with the way they keep trying to bury their heads in the sand.The latest to do it was Giants GM Jerry Reese, who spoke to the press on Monday for the first time in three months. The last time he talked the outside world still didn't know that when he made the decision to give Brown a two-year, $4 million contract, the Giants already knew Brown had been arrested on domestic violence charges and had been accused of much more.

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (left) talks with New York Giants co-owner John Mara on the field before a game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (left) talks with New York Giants co-owner John Mara on the field before a game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The world figured the NFL had learned its lesson from the Ray Rice debacle, when the league got caught with its head down while the media did its investigative work. Or maybe it learned from the Greg Hardy mess, when it took the Carolina Panthers to feel "the climate has changed" before deciding to do the right thing.But obviously the NFL and its teams learned absolutely nothing. So maybe this Josh Brown mess will finally be enough to drill those lessons through. Because it's yet another warning that the NFL has to again clean up its act when it comes to dealing with domestic violence.It needs to realize that pretending to be tough isn't nearly enough at all.

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Was Josh Brown properly handled? 00:05:01
The Daily News Live panel discusses whether the Giants and the NFL handled Josh Brown's domestic violence case well.

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3:10pm: After cutting K Josh Brown from the team, the Giants released a statement sent to them by Brown on Monday night.

The statement reads:

The road to rehabilitation is a journey and a constant modification of a way of life. My journey will continue forever as a person determined to leave a positive legacy and I embrace the opportunities to show and speak about what has helped me to be that man. I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way. In the coming days and weeks I plan on telling more of the pain I had caused and the measures taken to get help so I may be the voice of change and not a statistic. In the interim I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down.

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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) watches his field goal during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. (Danny Wild)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) watches his field goal during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. (Danny Wild)

The Giants have released K Josh Brown, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.Here is team president John Mara's full statement:"We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh," said team president John Mara. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility.

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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants have started discussions about placekicker Josh Brown and his future with the team a day after returning from a game in London.

Coach Ben McAdoo said Monday that the team's front office met to talk about Brown, and that he would probably join those talks either later in the evening or on Tuesday morning.

The NFL placed Brown on paid leave Friday after the kicker disclosed in journals and emails released by authorities in the state of Washington that he abused his then-wife.

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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo coaches against the Baltimore Ravens during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo coaches against the Baltimore Ravens during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo spoke to reporters on Monday. Here's what he had to say:

  • The front office has been in discussions today about K Josh Brown, and McAdoo will join those talks tonight and tomorrow.
  • Brown has not been at the team facility today, although he is allowed to be there based on his status on the Commissioner Exempt list.
  • RB Rashad Jennings remains the starting running back.
  • WR Odell Beckham Jr. is in treatment today for his hip and is "pretty sore."
  • TE Jerell Adams and TE Will Tye will get more opportunities in order to create some competition with TE Larry Donnell
  • McAdoo on taking a look at his play-calling, and possibly delegating that job to another coach: "Everything is on the table."
  • It is a real possibility that the entire 53-man roster will be available to practice following the team's bye week.
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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) reacts to missing the game tying field goal in overtime against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) reacts to missing the game tying field goal in overtime against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)

Josh Brown does not plan to appeal the league's decision to place him on the Commissioner's exempt list, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The NFL found a way to get the Giants out of the Brown mess when the league placed the embattled kicker on the exempt list Friday - a move that likely signals the end of his season, and could be the end of his Giants career.

The "exempt list" is essentially paid leave for the 37-year-old Brown, who was informed of the decision on Friday in a letter from Adolpho Birch, the NFL's Senior VP of Labor Policy & League Affairs. The move came one day after Brown was left behind by the Giants when they left for London on Thursday evening. And it comes two days after SNY and other media outlets obtained police reports and evidence that showed Brown admitted to physically abusing his wife.

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Josh Brown's status remains unclear as the Giants return home from London. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
Josh Brown's status remains unclear as the Giants return home from London. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)

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The Giants may have won a key 17-10 victory over the Rams in London on Sunday, but upon their homecoming back to the States, they will still have the Josh Brown situation to deal with.

Coach Ben McAdoo, trying to enjoy the victory that brought his team above .500 at 4-3, couldn't avoid the looming questions about Brown after the game.

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Vacc's 3 Keys: Giants-Rams 00:02:56
SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses his three keys to a Giants' victory on Sunday vs. the Los Angeles Rams in London.

THE GAME: The Giants (3-3) vs. the Los Angeles Rams (3-3) at Twickenham Stadium in London on Sunday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m. ET.THE WEATHER: It's exactly what you'd expect in London, but possibly without the fog and the rain. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 50s with a bit of wind (10-20 miles per hour) and plenty of clouds.WHAT IT MEANS: The Giants got themselves back on track last weekend with a solid, gutty performance against an undermanned Ravens team, and this is their chance to keep their momentum going heading into the bye. Really, if they are 4-3 at the bye with all the issues that have been swirling around them, and they're only a game-and-a-half behind the idle Cowboys, whom they've already beaten, that puts them in pretty good position at the nearly halfway point. They'll take that. It's certainly better than having two weeks to think about a loss, on top of everything else that's going on.

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Oct 1, 2016; London, United Kingdom; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the main stage during NFL on Regent Street prior to the International Series game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2016; London, United Kingdom; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the main stage during NFL on Regent Street prior to the International Series game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After hearing criticism from the public and from officials around the league, commissioner Roger Goodell said in an interview with the BBC a big part of the problem is that people outside the NFL don't understand the difficulties of the situations regarding domestic violence. When asked by BBC's Richard Conway about how the NFL penalizes touchdown celebrations compared to domestic violence issues, Goodell said the league has more challenges regarding specific cases than people may realize.

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Josh Brown handled correctly? 00:06:17
The Daily News Live panel discusses how the Giants and the National Football League have handled Josh Brown's domestic violence case.

Executives and players from around the league are not happy with how the NFL and the Giants handled Josh Brown's domestic violence case, according to an ESPN report. Brown, who had initially been suspended one game, was placed on the commissioner's exempt list Friday when more evidence was revealed that Brown had physically and emotionally abused his wife.

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Robbie Gould is among the NFL's best all-time kickers. (Dennis Wierzbicki)
Robbie Gould is among the NFL's best all-time kickers. (Dennis Wierzbicki)

The Giants dragged their feet in disciplining K Josh Brown, so the league basically took them off the hook on Friday by placing him on the commissioner's exempt list.

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Kicker Josh Brown has been placed on the commissioner's exempt list. (Kim Klement)
Kicker Josh Brown has been placed on the commissioner's exempt list. (Kim Klement)

The Giants have dry-docked kicker Josh Brown, whose domestic violence case has been reopened after new details surfaced out of his home state of Washington. The Giants have replaced Brown with veteran PK Robbie Gould for the game in London. More discipline is expected in the coming days, but the news left some of Brown's teammates and coaches stunned.

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Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said the team won't turn their back on K Josh Brown, who is again being investigated by the NFL for domestic violence incidents with his now ex-wife, Molly.

Brown did not travel with the team to London for Sunday's game against the Rams, with the Giants releasing a statement Friday saying they'll "revisit" the issue when they return and that they remain supportive of Brown.

"We're looking to get as much information as we can to make an informed decision," McAdoo said Friday in London. "We're not going to turn our back on Josh. He's a teammate and a guy we're hoping makes strides."

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John Mara answers questions from the media after introducing Ben McAdoo as the new Giants head coach. (Noah K. Murray - USA Today)
John Mara answers questions from the media after introducing Ben McAdoo as the new Giants head coach. (Noah K. Murray - USA Today)

There was a moment last August when John Mara was trying to defend his now indefensible decision to stick with Josh Brown when he seemed to understand his organization was losing its grip on its righteous reputation."This is an organization that always tries to do the right thing," he said. "I don't know if we always get it done, but we try."Maybe that's true. But when it comes to Josh Brown they have gotten everything painfully wrong.That became clear on Thursday when, faced with the easiest decision they'd ever have to make, they chose not to cut their 37-year-old kicker and instead punted their decision into next week. Even worse, Mara later went on WFAN and offered this absolutely shocking admission:"He admitted to us he'd abused his wife in the past," Mara said.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants update 00:03:50
Taylor Rooks and Ralph Vacchiano discuss the latest on the domestic violence situation involving kicker Josh Brown.

Giants owner John Mara said that K Josh Brown had told the team that he had abused his wife, the owner told Mike Francesa on Thursday."He admitted to us he'd abused his wife in the past," Mara said while a guest on Francesa's radio show. "What's a little unclear is the extent of that."Mara went on to say that what he's read about the abuse is "obviously disturbing," but the team still needs more information before they make a decision on the kicker's future with the Giants.

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(Brad Penner (USA Today))

In a statement released by the team, the Giants announced that K Josh Brown will not make the trip with the team to London. In addition, the Giants will review the newly released information and make a decision on the kicker's future with the team following Sunday's game.

Here is the Giants' full statement:

"Josh Brown will not travel with the team to London.

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(Andrew Weber)

Molly Brown did call hotel security on her allegedly "drunk" husband Josh when he was pounding on her hotel room door at the Pro Bowl in January, and the NFL did help her switch hotel rooms, according to an NFL source.But the league did not hide her and her children at a different hotel, the source said, and the Browns were together as a family without any known incidents the rest of the weekend -- including on the field on Sunday morning after the game.That account, from a league source, is slightly different than the one alleged by Molly in the police "follow-up" report which was released by the King County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office on Wednesday and obtained by SNY. In that report, Molly alleged the NFL moved her and her children to a different hotel after the incident "where Josh would not know where they were," the police report said.

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

The NFL and the Giants were both unaware of the new information released in the Josh Brown domestic violence case, and as a result the league has reopened its investigation into the Giants' kicker.The NFL promised to "thoroughly review the addition information and determine [the] next steps in the context of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy", according to a statement from a league spokesman on Thursday. Brown had been suspended one game earlier this season for violating that policy due to being arrested in May 2015 on domestic violence charges. But the NFL was unable to obtain any other information about other alleged instances of Brown committing violence against his wife.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - One day after police released evidence that Josh Brown admitted to physically abusing his wife, the Giants kicker was on the practice field with his team again. A Giants spokesman said the team was unaware of the information and documents in the Josh Brown case released to the press last nightBrown, 37, was stretching and working with the Giants' special teams players on Thursday afternoon during the short portion of practice that is open to the media. Nothing appeared out of the ordinary as the team began its final practice before their scheduled flight to London on Thursday night for their game on Sunday there against the Los Angeles Rams.At this point, it remains unclear if Brown will be invited to make that trip after SNY reported that Brown, in a journal, wrote "I have abused my wife". Those journals were part of 165 pages of documents released by the Kings County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office, and obtained by SNY. One of the documents was a "contract" signed by both Josh and Molly Brown that included the words "I have physically, verbally and emotionally abused my wife Molly."

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Josh Brown's ex-wife alleged that the NFL and some players on the Giants were aware of the kicker's abusive behavior, and the NFL was once concerned enough to take steps to try to protect her and her children.

Those allegations were among the many contained in the 165 pages of documents SNY obtained from the Kings County (Wash.) Sherriff's office on Wednesday. Among the emails and diaries where Josh allegedly admitted to physically abusing his now ex-wife Molly, was a police "follow up" report with more accusations and allegations of abuse.

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GEICO SportsNite: Josh Brown 00:01:06
Giants kicker Josh Brown speaks out on his domestic violence history.

Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted to physically and emotionally abusing his wife and called himself a sex-addicted "deviant" who viewed himself as "God" and his wife as "my slave", according to entries in his own journals, emails to his wife, and a letter he wrote to friends, which were obtained by SNY.Those damning confessions came from journals and emails turned over to police by Brown's now ex-wife Molly, after the kicker was arrested in May 2015 and charged with a fourth-degree domestic violence assault, and released on Wednesday by the Kings County (Wash.) Sherriff's Office. The incident led to Brown being suspended for the Giants' season opener as punishment for violating the league's personal conduct policy.Brown famously described the incident as "just a moment", even after police documents showed that Molly had accused him of "more than 20" instances of domestic violence. In his emails and journal entries - part of 165 pages of documents released by the Kings County Sherriff -- he paints an entirely different picture.

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Brad Wing (9) was the holder on Josh Brown's winning field goal in Sunday's game. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) (Robert Deutsch)
Brad Wing (9) was the holder on Josh Brown's winning field goal in Sunday's game. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) (Robert Deutsch)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Down on the field at MetLife Stadium, it sounded like there were nothing but cheers as Josh Brown's game-winning, 23-yard field goal sailed through the uprights as time expired. Everything felt back to normal for him.

He was a football hero, once again.

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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo walks the sideline as they played an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (Michael Ainsworth/AP)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo walks the sideline as they played an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (Michael Ainsworth/AP)

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News and notes from Ben McAdoo's conference call with reporters on Monday, one day after the Giants' 20-19 opening day win in Dallas:

  • McAdoo confirmed that Josh Brown is the Giants kicker again, now that he's been reinstated following his one-game suspension for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy (and being arrested for domestic violence). For the moment, the Giants have two kickers on their roster, including Randy Bullock who was paid $670,000 to replace Brown on Sunday and missed an extra point. As for whether Bullock will remain with the Giants, McAdoo said "Right now we have two kickers on the roster. That could change shortly. We're in the process right now of evaluating."
  • Since the moment the Giants cut MLB Jasper Brinkley on the final cut-down day there has been suspicion that they'll eventually re-sign him since, after all, he was their starting middle linebacker last season and competing for that job all summer long. With J.T. Thomas (knee) headed to injured reserve is the return of Brinkley a possibility? "Never say never," said McAdoo. As for whether another linebacker is likely, he said "We're going to take a look out there, have some conversations and see what's best for us moving forward. It's preliminary to have that discussion right now."
  • McAdoo was pleased the way his secondary held the dangerous Dez Bryant to just one catch for eight yards. It appeared that newcomer Janoris "Jackrabbit" Jenkins did most of the work on Bryant, though McAdoo insisted he had plenty of help. "I think Janoris had a heck of a day yesterday," McAdoo said. "He's not the only one that was matching up against Dez. DRC made a couple of really nice plays there, too. Jackrabbit really shadowed him for the most part of the day. He competed his tail off and it was a big, huge effort for us."
  • McAdoo on the debut of rookie CB Eli Apple, the Giants' first-round pick: "I think he was feeling his way early," he said. "He got his feet underneath him as the game wore on. Really competed at a higher level as the game wore on. Just like a lot of young players, they have to feel their way a little bit at times. You play through it and I think he made some nice tackles as the game wore on."
  • Eli Manning presented McAdoo with the game ball in the post-game locker room. So what did he do with the ball from his first victory? "I gave it to our equipment guys," McAdoo said. "They're going to take care of it for me. Not sure what they're going to do with it. It'll be a prized possession, that's for sure."
  • The Giants' good fortune in the health department continues. Other than Thomas, McAdoo reported no injuries out of the Dallas game. "We have some guys that will be limited right now," he said. "But no."
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants on Cruz 00:01:11
Ben McAdoo along with receivers Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. discuss Cruz's return in their 20-19 win over Dallas.

Eli Manning threw for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Victor Cruz in his first game in nearly two years, and the New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-19 Sunday.

The Giants (1-0) won the debut of coach Ben McAdoo after 12 years and two Super Bowl titles under Tom Coughlin while spoiling the first game for Dallas' Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.

Because of Tony Romo's back injury, Prescott and Elliott were the first rookie quarterback-running back combo to start an opener for the Cowboys since Roger Staubach and Calvin Hill in 1969.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:01:32
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports on how the Giants are preparing for their Week 1 showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Ben McAdoo is just 39 years old and only 15 years removed from his days as an assistant coach in high school. By NFL standards it's been a meteoric rise from nowhere to center stage in New York as the man who has revive the Giants and fill Tom Coughlin's shoes.

So as he gets set for his first regular season game as head coach - in Dallas, of all places, against the arch-rival Cowboys - is McAdoo starting to feel a few nerves?

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New York Giants kicker Randy Bullock (5) kicks the ball in the 2nd half at MetLife Stadium. New York Giants defeat the New York Jets 21-20. (William Hauser)
New York Giants kicker Randy Bullock (5) kicks the ball in the 2nd half at MetLife Stadium. New York Giants defeat the New York Jets 21-20. (William Hauser)

Latest Update (Sep. 7)

Randy Bullock will be the Giants' Week 1 kicker, head coach Ben McAdoo told reporters on Wednesday.

This decision will guarantee Bullock his $670,000 salary, even if he's cut.

Previous Reports (Sep. 6)

The Giants worked out three kickers on Tuesday.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Kevin Hoffman)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Kevin Hoffman)

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As bad as the Giants were last season, things weren't all bad for anyone who owned their players in fantasy football - or at least a couple of them. The Giants got a career year from Eli Manning, a huge season from Odell Beckham, and finished eighth in yards and sixth in scoring on offense.

Considering they've been in the top 10 in yards in both seasons using Ben McAdoo's offense there's no reason things should change this season. Only now, there are a couple of other fantasy options to consider, too.

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

The 53-man roster is set (for now), and the New York Giants believe they will be back on the road to success after missing the postseason the past four years. Their roster has been upgraded in many key areas, with the exception of the offensive line and a blocking tight end.

But who will be the stars and the face of this club in 2016? It's clear QB Eli Manning and WR Odell Beckham Jr. will be among the top players in the league at their positions, but who else will garner Pro Bowl interest this year?

On offense, no one can possibly expect any of the linemen to get any type of recognition. Center Weston Richburg is considered one of the best players at his position, but the negative advance reviews on the Giants' offensive line is going to hurt his chances. The rest of the group has either struggled or was injured this summer, so the offense would have to play lights out for them to get any consideration.

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Giants kicker Josh Brown was cited for violating a restraining order two months after his original arrest, according to the Kings County Prosecutor's Office.

Brown was originally arrested in May 2015 for a domestic violence incident with his then-wife.

He was ordered to remain 500 feet away from the residence, but reportedly pulled into the home's driveway. He was not arrested for breaking the restraining order, but was cited.

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It has been a long, agonizing 22 months since Victor Cruz played in an NFL game, and the sounds of him screaming and the sight of him holding his knee as he was carted off the field in Philadelphia on Oct. 12, 2014. Since then there has been much optimism followed by great disappointments, fast starts followed by sudden stops.

Now here he is, apparently healthy and recovered from that knee injury, from last year's calf surgery, and from the sore groin that has sidelined him the last two weeks. He has proclaimed himself "ready" for action on Saturday night against the Jets, in what will be one of the most important games of his stellar career.

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New York Giants special teams coordinator Tom Quinn during the 2014 Hall of Fame game against the Buffalo Bills at Fawcett Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants special teams coordinator Tom Quinn during the 2014 Hall of Fame game against the Buffalo Bills at Fawcett Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown's one-game suspension for his role in a domestic violence incident from 2015 has been a prominent storyline at Giants camp this week.

Giants CEO John Mara stood by his decision to retain Brown, even after additional allegations and details emerged regarding Brown's behavior, in a statement on Wednesday. While the allegations are still being investigated, Mara stuck to his guns in keeping Brown, saying he was giving Brown the benefit of the doubt based on the evidence at hand.

The Giants signed veteran kicker Randy Bullock to not only replace Brown for the season-opener against Dallas on Sept. 11, but to challenge Brown in the long term.

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GEICO SportsNite: John Mara 00:01:48
Ralph Vacchiano breaks down all the action from Giants camp including president John Mara speaking out on suspended kicker Josh Brown.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - One week after the NFL suspended Josh Brown, and 15 months after the Giants first learned of his domestic violence arrest and a history of allegations from his ex-wife, John Mara finally defended his decision to re-sign the embattled kicker, saying he was "comfortable" with the move even though domestic violence is an issue "we take very seriously here."

Speaking after days of pressure from the media to explain the presence of Brown on his team and complaints from fans after a police report revealed the kicker's ex-wife had accused him of "more than 20" instances of domestic violence, the Giants co-owner insisted that he was "aware of all the allegations and, I believe, all the facts" about Brown's situation when they gave him a two-year, $4 million contract in April. He added that "Nothing has happened in the meantime to make us question that decision."

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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) reacts to missing the game tying field goal in overtime against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) reacts to missing the game tying field goal in overtime against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)

When the Giants signed Christian Peter back in 1996, it was one of the most controversial decisions in franchise history. He was the poster boy for domestic violence back then, so toxic that seven months before signing him Wellington Mara wouldn't let the Giants draft him. The Patriots did, then dumped him four days later because of the depth of his troubled past.

The decision was offensive to many, as the Giants knew it would be. But at least once their interest in Peter was discovered they stood up and took the heat. They answered questions about their reasons and opened up about the decision.

So why aren't they doing the same with their decision to stick by Josh Brown now?

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SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano hosts the first-ever episode of Giants Goal Line on the SNY.tv Audio Network.

Today, Ralph discusses his 3 biggest storylines from camp - Josh Brown's suspension, Victor Cruz's status and the struggling offensive line.

Later, Ralph chats with SNY Giants' writer John Fennelly about DE Olivier Vernon, and how head coach Ben McAdoo will handle Big Blue's running backs.

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New York Jets kicker Randy Bullock (8) kicks a field goal against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets kicker Randy Bullock (8) kicks a field goal against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The New York Giants have signed kicker Randy Bullock on Monday, as first reported by The Record's Art Stapleton

The team also announced that K Tom Obarski has been waived.

Bullock appeared in 11 games between the Jets and the Texans in 2015, and made 19 of his 23 field goal attempts while hitting on 22 of 25 extra points. 

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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Garrett Hartley (Stew Milne/USA Today Sports Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Garrett Hartley (Stew Milne/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants will work out kicker Garrett Hartley on Monday, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, as they look to find their replacement for Josh Brown, who will be suspended for Week 1 stemming from a domestic violence incident.

Hartley, 30, has appeared in two games since 2014. He has made 85 of 104 career field goals in five seasons with the New Orleans Saints and one season with the Cleveland Browns.

Brown was suspended due to a domestic violence incident from 2015 in which his ex-wife said he was physically violent with her over 20 times, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) kicks a field goal against the New York Jets during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) kicks a field goal against the New York Jets during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

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The domestic violence charges against Josh Brown, stemming from an incident with his wife in May, 2015, were dropped in part because of the "tumultuous" level of cooperation investigators received from Molly Brown and their inability to get statements from corroborating witnesses, according to a document obtained by SNY.

In a letter from Richard Anderson, the senior deputy prosecuting attorney of Kings County (Wash.) to Deputy Joshua Lambert of the sheriff's office, Anderson indicated they did try to investigate both the incident on May 22, 2015, where Brown allegedly grabbed his wife's wrist during an argument, and the "more than 20" past instances of domestic violence that Molly Brown had alleged against the Giants kicker. Anderson wrote they "had a number of meetings with the victim to get more information about the alleged incidents and other incidents that would have corroborating evidence that we could use at trial."

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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) in a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) in a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber)

The NFL has released a statement regarding Giants' kicker Josh Brown's suspension.

Police reports and 911 calls from his then-wife describe incidents in which he was physically abusive more than 20 times, including when she was pregnant. >> Read more...

The NFL's statement said that his former spouse declined to speak with the NFL and, over a 10-month investigation, the league was also rebuffed by local police in their search for more information.

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GEICO SportsNite: Brown 911 Call 00:03:11
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano reports on Josh Brown's suspension and reacts to the 911 call from the Brown residence.

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Josh Brown described the domestic violence incident that got him suspended by the NFL as "just a moment."

According to the police report, it may have been much more than that.

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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) kicks a field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) kicks a field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement)

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Giants kicker Josh Brown confirmed on Thursday that his one-game suspension was due to the domestic violence incident he was involved in with his now ex-wife in 2015.

Brown referred to the incident as a "moment" and said the charges were dropped five days later.

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and wide receiver Odell Beckham before the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and wide receiver Odell Beckham before the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports Images)

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EAST HANOVER, NJ -- A very quiet Giants training camp got mildly disturbed on Wednesday by the shocking news that kicker Josh Brown would be suspended for the season opener for violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy. It was surprising enough that the mild-mannered, 37-year-old kicker violated the policy. It was mind-blowing that the reason -- reportedly an arrest on domestic violence charges in May 2015 -- was kept so quiet for so long in the social media age.

Maybe some more on that situation will come out on Thursday as the Giants hold their final practice before they travel to Buffalo for Saturday's game against Rex Ryan's Bills. That will be worth watching. And here are three other things to watch today:

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

WR Odell Beckham, Jr., who sustained a laceration on his lower left leg on Sunday could be back as early as Thursday. Head coach Ben McAdoo said he looks close to returning.

"We'll see how he responds," McAdoo said. "Every day is a new day. It's amazing what could happen over the course of a night."

Second year TE Matt LaCosse left practice with a knee injury, but came back and "fought through it."

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