The New York Giants have placed longtime long snapper Zak DeOssie on season-ending injured reserve due to multiple setbacks.
Longtime New York Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie will, unfortunately, have his 2019 season come to an end.
On Saturday, Michael Eisen of the Giants’ official website confirmed that the team was placing DeOssie on season-ending injured reserve. The veteran is apparently dealing with setbacks to his knee and wrist.
DeOssie is a 13-year pro, having originally been selected in the fourth round (No. 116 overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Brown University. He’s a two-time Pro Bowler, representing the NFC in both the 2008 and 2010 seasons.
This will be DeOssie’s first missed games since he hit season-ending injured reserve in 2015. Because of a wrist injury, he was forced to miss the final four matchups of that campaign.
The longtime veteran was part of the 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl teams, both of which ousted the New England Patriots in “The Big Game.”
The injuries could explain some of the poor snaps DeOssie has provided in the kicking game as of late. It’s contributed to the struggles of kicker Aldrick Rosas, who’s missed a kick in each of the team’s last five games.
The Giants will promote Colin Holba from the practice squad to replace DeOssie. Also, will this be the end of his long tenure in New York? Prior to this season, DeOssie signed a one-year, $1.12 million deal with the Giants.
Considering his current contract will be up at the conclusion of this season, New York may decide to let him walk.