After serving his one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, kicker Josh Brown has rejoined the New York Giants roster.
Adam Schefter for ESPN.com reports Brown will be reinstated on Monday. The Giants do not have to release anybody, as backup linebacker and special teams contributor J.T. Thomas was placed on injured reserved after tearing the ligaments in his left knee against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Giants are finished making moves. In fact, it seems unlikely the team will be keeping kicker Randy Bullock around much longer, unless coach Ben McAdoo plans to go with the vaunted two kicker approach.
Now that Brown is back on the roster, it will be interesting to see how quickly the domestic violence allegations against him fade into the background. The perception that the league went easy on him with their punishment created an outcry, but seems to have died down. However, seeing him back on the field could raise more complaints.
Regardless, the Giants have decided to stand with Brown, and now he’s back on their roster. He could prove to be a valuable resource against the New Orleans Saints this week in what is almost certain to be a high-scoring contest.