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Giants Reinstate K Josh Brown From Suspended List, Place LB J.T. Thomas On I.R.

The New York Giants announced Monday that they’ve reinstated K Josh Brown from the suspended list and placed LB J.T. Thomas on injured reserve.

Brown was arrested on a domestic violence charge back in May of last year and is the reason for his one-game suspension from the NFL.

According to a police report obtained by Kratch, Brown was arrested on a fourth-degree domestic violence charge, which is a misdemeanor. Brown was booked and later released on $2,000 bond.

Brown reportedly grabbed the victim’s wrist while the victim was picking up a phone. The victim was able to call 911, but had “redness” on the wrist, “and a small cut, possibly from a fingernail.”

Brown, 37, is in the first year of his new two-year, $4 million contract that included $1 million guaranteed. He stands to make a bases salary of $1.225 million for the 2016 season.

Last year, Brown appeared in all 16 games for the Giants and converted 30 of 32 field-goal attempts (93.8 percent) including all three from 50 yards or more. He also made 44 of 45 extra-point tries (97.8 percent) and had 47 touchbacks.

Thomas, 28, is in the second year of his three-year, $12 million contract that includes $4.5 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $2.975 million in each of the next two years.

Thomas recently agreed to reduce his $2.975 million base salary to $1.5 million as part of a pay cut to remain with the team. Thomas carted off to the locker room at halftime of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys with an apparent left knee injury.

In 2015, Thomas appeared in 12 games and recorded 47 tackles and a half sack for the Giants. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 28 outside linebacker in a 4-3 out of 34 qualifying players.

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