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Giants lock up long snapper Zak DeOssie

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No one is using the franchise tag yet, and no quarterbacks are getting deals done.

But if you have a free agent long snapper, today’s the day to get it done.

The Giants announced that they had re-signed veteran long-snapper Zak DeOssie, following Carolina’s lead in extending J.J. Jansen.

DeOssie would have been an unrestricted free agent in March, but the Giants took care of one of their own. A fourth-rounder in 2007, he had played 149 straight games (regular and postseason) before a wrist injury sent him to injured reserve.

His return also doubles the number of players left on the roster from the two Super Bowl champions, along with quarterback Eli Manning.

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11 Responses to “Giants lock up long snapper Zak DeOssie”
  1. bossytrottiergillies says: Feb 17, 2016 5:02 PM

    Good for him. Great special teams player not just a snapper.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 17, 2016 5:06 PM

    They declined to use the franchise tag on him, since it was slightly above minimum wage.

  3. bitw44 says: Feb 17, 2016 5:56 PM

    Giant for life.

    This will be the last guy on the team who won a SB with them in 5 years

  4. cinzano08 says: Feb 17, 2016 6:31 PM

    Game changer for the g men. Lmao

  5. HankTheDog says: Feb 17, 2016 6:52 PM

    Good job of shoring up the punt game…gonna get lots of opportunities to get their money’s worth next year.

  6. catfish252 says: Feb 17, 2016 6:54 PM

    Glad to see it Zak

  7. DrSteveBrule says: Feb 17, 2016 8:07 PM

    You gotta appreciate these kickers, punters, and long snappers that hang around the league for 10+ years. 10+ seasons of NFL salary and pension for guys who play in maybe 25% of game snaps will set them up very well for post football life.

  8. paleandpasty says: Feb 17, 2016 9:12 PM

    Why not mention that his dad was a former Giant and long snapper as well?

  9. justintuckrule says: Feb 17, 2016 10:24 PM

    Haters: does your team have a father and son with super bowl rings with your team? Does your team even have rings? If you answered “no” to either or both questions, you should save it.


  10. eoyguy says: Feb 17, 2016 10:28 PM

    It still amazes me that NFL teams use a roster spot for a guy who does something that, for years, was just part of being a center. I would think they would try move things toward having every down centers or other position players that can also long snap,and use that spot for a more important role.

  11. roadtrip3500 says: Feb 18, 2016 1:36 PM

    @eoyguy, Zak DeOssie, like his dad Steve, was drafted as a linebacker. Steve told his son to learn long-snapping like he did, as it would lengthen his career if he was good at it. Once the NFL created the official LS position, Zak was no longer listed as an LB with the Giants.

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