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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.
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.
Baltimore Ravens veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs returned
to the practice field nine days removed from tearing his left
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."
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.
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.
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.
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"
The Detroit Lions signed guard Matt Rotheram to the team's practice
Running back Mike James was released from the practice squad to make
room for Rotheram.
The Denver Broncos acquired tight end A.J. Derby from the New
England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 draft choice, the Broncos
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.
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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