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[October 26, 2016]  Oct 25 (The Sports Xchange) - The New York Giants released embattled Josh Brown on Tuesday, stemming from the situation in which his ex-wife said she was physically abused more than 20 times by the 37-year-old kicker.

Brown was placed on the exempt list on Friday when the NFL decided it wished to further investigate his May 22, 2015 arrest on domestic violence charges. The Giants took it a step further by cutting ties with Brown just four days later.

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Jacksonville Jaguars starting nose tackle Roy Miller will be placed on injured reserve after sustaining a torn right Achilles tendon in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Miller will have surgery later in the week and a recovery timeline will be established at that point. It is likely he will be cleared to return to the field in some capacity in 6-7 months.

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Baltimore Ravens veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs returned to the practice field nine days removed from tearing his left biceps.

When asked why he is attempting to play through the injury, Suggs had some questions of his own for reporters.

"Man, who am I? What team do I play for?" the 34-year-old Suggs asked, according to ESPN. "I come from an era where this is just a bump in the road. It may be season-ending for somebody else. It's not season-ending for a Raven."

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Ravens safety Matt Elam was designated as the team's player to return from injured reserve this season.

Elam sustained a knee injury and had surgery in the preseason. The 25-year-old practiced with the team on Tuesday and Baltimore has up to three weeks to add him to the 53-man roster or lose him for the remainder of the year.

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The Atlanta Falcons addressed their running back situation by signing Stevan Ridley and Terron Ward.

The Falcons opened up roster spots by releasing veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk and offensive lineman Mike Person.

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief is ready to practice for the first time since being sidelined by a fractured scapula.

"I think he will get on the field on Wednesday in a limited capacity," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said.

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There is a new name atop the Cleveland Browns' depth chart at quarterback: rookie Kevin Hogan.

Cody Kessler was placed in concussion protocol and Josh McCown is not yet ready to return from a cracked collarbone, head coach Hue Jackson said to begin Week 8 preparations. The winless Browns face the New York Jets on Sunday.

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Hall of Famer Joe Namath took to social media to apologize to Geno Smith two days removed from publicly questioning the toughness of the current New York Jets quarterback.

An MRI exam revealed on Monday that the 26-year-old Smith sustained a torn ACL in New York's 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

"My bad Geno," Namath wrote on Twitter. "In the dark ages we players had the say. I hope you heal and play as long as you choose! Joe"

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The Detroit Lions signed guard Matt Rotheram to the team's practice squad.

Running back Mike James was released from the practice squad to make room for Rotheram.

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The Denver Broncos acquired tight end A.J. Derby from the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 draft choice, the Broncos announced.

Derby is a second-year player who spent his 2015 rookie season on injured reserve after being selected by the Patriots in the sixth round of the draft.

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The Patriots acquired third-year linebacker Kyle Van Noy and a seventh-round draft pick from the Detroit Lions in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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