The New York Giants re-signed their long-time LS Zak DeOssie to a one-year deal on Tuesday. 2019 will be DeOssie’s 13th year in the NFL.
Many think QB Eli Manning is the lone New York Giants player that still remains from that 2007 Super Bowl team. However, there’s actually a second individual who still remains in blue. It’s their long snapper, Zak DeOssie.
DeOssie was drafted in the fourth round (116th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft out of Brown University. Through 12 seasons with the Giants, DeOssie has played all but four games. He missed the final four games of the 2015 regular season due to a wrist injury that landed him on the injured reserve list. DeOssie is a two-time Pro Bowl long snapper (2008 and 2010) and has been there for both Giants’ Super Bowl victories in the modern era (Super Bowls 42 and 46).
And now, DeOssie will be returning to New York for at least one more year.
On Tuesday, DeOssie announced via social media that he was re-signed by the Giants. The deal is for one year, however it’s unclear at this time how much the contract is worth.
Officially signed on for another year with the New York Football @Giants. LET’S GO BIG BLUE!
— Zak DeOssie (@zdeossie) March 19, 2019
DeOssie serves as the special teams captain for Big Blue, and has been an integral part of the Giants for over a decade. He’s been there through the bad years and the playoff runs as well.
Through this modern era, it’s safe to say DeOssie is a Giants legend. Don’t get the term “long snapper” confused with someone that’s replaceable. DeOssie’s efforts as a captain have come a long way in the last decade. Giants fans should be grateful that he’s returning for at least one more season.
Props to Big Blue for getting this deal done, regardless of if it’s just for a season. DeOssie surely deserves it.