Giants S Brown has torn ACL

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Updated: August 25, 2013

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – New York Giants safety Stevie Brown
suffered a torn ACL to his left knee during Saturday night’s 24-21 preseason
overtime loss to the New York Jets.

Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed the severity of the injury during his conference
call on Sunday.

New York’s starting safety sustained the season-ending injury after picking
off Jets quarterback Geno Smith in the first quarter. His knee buckled without
contact during the return and was unable to put any weight on it while on his
way to the locker room.

New York originally called it a sprained knee during the game, but tests on
Sunday confirmed the true extent of the injury. As a result, the Giants placed
him on season-ending injured reserve.

Brown enjoyed his best NFL season in 2012 while playing for his third team in
as many years. He made 11 starts for the Giants and had a team-leading eight
interceptions, which was tied for the second highest total in all the NFL last
season.

The Giants also announced the release of 14 players on Sunday, with linebacker
Aaron Curry headlining the group. Curry was a former fourth overall pick of
the Seattle Seahawks back in 2009.

Other cuts were linebackers Jake Muasau and Etienne Sabino, fullback Ben
Guidugli, wide receivers Brandon Collins and Terrence Sinkfield, tight ends
Jamie Childers and Chase Clement, offensive linemen Michael Jasper and Austin
Holtz, defensive tackle Frank Okam and defensive backs Laron Scott, Junior
Mertile and Alonzo Tweedy.