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New York Giants news, 9/5: Quarles still a Patriot, Andre Brown suspended

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New York Giants headlines for Friday, 9/5.

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! For those of you still hoping for a couple of former Giants to return to the yteam it looks like you can forget about it. Kelcy Quarles and Andre Brown won't be returning any time soon.

Quarles, claimed on waivers from the Giants by the New England Patriots earlier this week and then waived by New England, tweeted Thursday night that he is still a Patriot. His Twitter page still shows a Patriots logo. He is apparently headed to the Patriots practice squad, although that news is not official.

Brown has been suspended by the NFL for the first eight games of the season, news first reported via Twitter by NFL writer Howard Balzer. The former Giants running back was signed in the offseason by the Houston Texans and then cut early in training camp. No reason for the suspension was given.

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"It's definitely a good early test to see where we are as a secondary and as a whole defense," said Prince Amukamara, the Giants' other starting corner, about the Detroit Lions. "They have a great, great running game with Bell and Bush and then the receiving corps is, I mean, you can go down the whole list from 81 down to the new guy, Ebron, Tate. A lot of people don't give Ogletree a lot of credit, but Ogletree is definitely legit also."

"They definitely have weapons on the outside that can beat you at any time. With the backs that they have in the running game, it makes it hard for the game plan because now you have to worry about both pass and run," said Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the Lions offense.

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