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NFL Notes: Josh Brown, 49ers, Broncos, Packers & Rams

Josh Brown

Giants K Josh Brown, who is currently on the commissioner’s exempt list, released the following statement, via Adam Schefter.

“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. I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic. It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area. Through the past several years I have worked to identify and rectify my own behaviors. 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. 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.”

  • Dianna Russini reports that the Giants are expected to meet withBrown on Tuesday.

49ers

  • Despite a number of reports that the 49ers are discussing trades for some of their veteran players, Mike Garafolo reports that there isn’t a fire sale taking place in San Francisco.
  • Instead, Garafolo says that teams are talking to the 49ers and checking on the cost of certain guys. With this in mind, Garafolo says that there may not be any movement in the next week.
  • Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, citing a league source, reports that the 49ers are not shopping any players. Although, Barrows admits it’s possible the players, through their agents, could have obtained permission to seek a trade before the upcoming trade deadline.

Broncos

  • Jason Cole of B/R reports that the Broncos are growing frustrated with WR DeMaryius Thomas‘ mistakes.
  • Cole mentions that Denver still believes he has Hall of Fame talent, but they would like to see him clean things up.

Packers

  • Rob Demovsky reports that the Packers did not put in a waiver claim in for QB Joe Callahan on Monday.
  • Green Bay reportedly wanted to re-sign him to their practice squad but couldn’t justify claiming him off of waivers because there was no room on their 53-man roster with all the injuries they’ve dealt with.

Rams

  • According to Jason Cole of B/R, No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff is still “a long way from being ready to play this season.
  • Cole says that Goff still hasn’t mastered controlling the offense at the line of scrimmage and changing plays to get the team in the best position.