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New York Giants cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

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Cornerack Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wasn't the only player making a heralded return to Giants practice on Wednesday. Receiver Sterling Shepard was back, too.

Shepard, who missed the Giants' big win in Denver with a sprained ankle, was on the field and participating in the portion of practice open to the media. He went through some individual drills and appeared to be running well without a limp.

His return would be huge for a Giants receiving corps that was battered by the losses of Odell Beckham, Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Dwayne Harris. Shepard, with 22 catches for 263 yards and a touchdown this season, is by far the best and most accomplished receiver the Giants have left...

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Dwayne Harris, Eli Apple, John Jerry, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg, Zak DeOssie
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

One of the steadiest and most overlooked players on the Giants for the last decade is coming back for more.

Zak DeOssie, the Giants' long-time long snapper, signed a new two-year contract on Friday afternoon. The financial details were not immediately available, but DeOssie said he never considered hitting the market and potentially playing somewhere else.

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(Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

The Giants could have somewhere near $40 million in salary cap space to play with this offseason if the cap rises all the way to $168 million, as some in the NFL project. They might even end up with more, depending on what contracts they restructure and which players they decide to cut.

And while that may not be enough to turn them into big spenders in free agency the way they were a year ago, it certainly is enough for them to re-sign some of their own unrestricted free agents. They have 17 UFAs to deal with, and several other free agents who are restricted. And a few of them could demand and command big money from someone -- particularly the two free agents on the Giants' defensive line.

Tags: Darian Thompson, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, John Jerry, Johnathan Hankins, Keenan Robinson, Kerry Wynn, Larry Donnell, Mark Herzlich, Marshall Newhouse, Nikita Whitlock, Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Ryan Nassib, Shane Vereen, Trevin Wade, Will Beatty, Will Tye, Zak DeOssie, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

The following players appeared on the Giants' injury report on Monday...

Did not participate in practice:

  • DE Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle)
  • OT Will Beatty (lower leg)
  • LB Jonathan Casillas (knee)
  • CB Janoris Jenkins (back)
  • OT Marshall Newhouse (shoulder)
  • RB Shane Vereen (triceps)
  • QB Ryan Nassib (elbow)
Tags: Jason Pierre-Paul, Keenan Robinson, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Owa Odighizuwa, Ryan Nassib, Shane Vereen, Will Beatty, Zak DeOssie
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Giants released their injury report on Friday...

The following players are OUT for Sunday's game against the Eagles

  • Darian Thompson (foot)
  • DE Kerry Wynn (concussion)

The following players are QUESTIONABLE for Sunday's game

  • Nat Berhe (concussion)
  • QB Ryan Nassib (elbow)
  • OT Marshall Newhouse (calf)
  • RB Bobby Rainey (calf)
Tags: Darian Thompson, Kerry Wynn, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., Ryan Nassib, Zak DeOssie, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) looks on against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brace Hemmelgarn)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) looks on against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. (Brace Hemmelgarn)

The Giants released their injury report after Thursday's practice. The following players were listed...

Did Not Participate in Practice

  • Darian Thompson (foot)
Tags: Darian Thompson, Kerry Wynn, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., Ryan Nassib, Zak DeOssie
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is helped off the field after sustaining an apparent injury during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is helped off the field after sustaining an apparent injury during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Giants have released Wednesday's injury report:

Limited Participation in in practice (Less than 100 percent of a player's normal repetitions)

  • WR Odell Beckham (hip) 
  • Nat Berhe (concussion) 
  • LS Zak DeOssie (ankle) 
  • QB Ryan Nassib (elbow) 
  • Marshall Newhouse (calf)
  • RB/KR Bobby Rainey (calf)   
  • S Darian Thompson (foot)  
Tags: Darian Thompson, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., Philadelphia Eagles, Ryan Nassib, Zak DeOssie, Ralph Vacchiano
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Vacc's 3 Keys: Giants-Rams 00:02:56
SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses his three keys to a Giants' victory on Sunday vs. the Los Angeles Rams in London.

THE GAME: The Giants (3-3) vs. the Los Angeles Rams (3-3) at Twickenham Stadium in London on Sunday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m. ET.THE WEATHER: It's exactly what you'd expect in London, but possibly without the fog and the rain. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 50s with a bit of wind (10-20 miles per hour) and plenty of clouds.WHAT IT MEANS: The Giants got themselves back on track last weekend with a solid, gutty performance against an undermanned Ravens team, and this is their chance to keep their momentum going heading into the bye. Really, if they are 4-3 at the bye with all the issues that have been swirling around them, and they're only a game-and-a-half behind the idle Cowboys, whom they've already beaten, that puts them in pretty good position at the nearly halfway point. They'll take that. It's certainly better than having two weeks to think about a loss, on top of everything else that's going on.

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is helped off the field after sustaining an apparent injury during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is helped off the field after sustaining an apparent injury during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. and CB Eli Apple were listed as limited participants in Thursday's practice, the team announced hours before departing for London.Beckham hurt his hip during last week's win over the Ravens. However offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said the team is very optimistic that Beckham will play this week.

Tags: Darian Thompson, Eli Apple, Keenan Robinson, Marshall Newhouse, Nat Berhe, Odell Beckham Jr., Trevin Wade, Zak DeOssie
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New York Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie (51) reacts as he looks at the score board during second half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie (51) reacts as he looks at the score board during second half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

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Giants long-snapper Zak DeOssie was wearing a protective boot on his left foot in the locker room on Tuesday.

DeOssie injured his foot during Sunday's win against the Ravens.

LS Tyler Ott, along with the rest of the practice squad, will make the trip to London with the team.

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

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The Giants will have six captains on game days, head coach Ben McAdoo said.

The captains will be Eli Manning, Zak DeOssie, Jonathan Casillas, and three others who will be chosen each week.

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The long summer break is making the clubhouse turn and is heading down the stretch. NFL training camps will open next week, ending a six-week drought of non-football activities for most teams. The Giants will report next Thursday, July 28, to the Quest Diagnotics Training Center for physicals and conditioning.

Unfortunately, that means we have one more week of prognostication and conjecture before there is any actual news to report.

The Giants head into camp in pretty good shape. All players are under contract for at least the upcoming season and the injuries are at a bare minimum.

Tags: Eli Manning, Josh Brown, Orleans Darkwa, Zak DeOssie, John Fennelly
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New York Giants kicker Josh Brown is congratulated by punter Brad Wing as he kicks a field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants kicker Josh Brown is congratulated by punter Brad Wing as he kicks a field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Images)

The Giants, wanting no questions or drama in regards to their specialist positions this summer, locked up the final piece Monday when they inked punter Brad Wing to a three-year, $6.45 million contract. Wing is also the holder on field goal and PATs.

The club nailed down placekicker Josh Brown with a two-year deal worth $4 million in April. Long snapper Zak DeOssie, who had not missed a game in his first eight seasons with the team but was limited to just 12 games last season due to a wrist injury, was brought back for another season with a deal worth $1.1 million.

So why did the Giants sign Wing, who was very average in his first year with the club? Simple: He may not have the strongest leg in the league, but he is exactly what the team was looking for in terms of establishing field position.

Tags: Brad Wing, Dwayne Harris, Josh Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., Zak DeOssie, John Fennelly
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

The Giants have re-signed long snapper Zak DeOssie, the team announced (Feb. 17).

DeOssie, 31, was placed on injured reserve last Dec. 8 due to a wrist injury that later required surgery.

DeOssie, who was a Pro Bowler in both 2008 and 2010, has been with the Giants since 2007.

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Jan 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants Senior Vice President & General Manager Jerry Reese addresses media during press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports (Jim O'Connor)
Jan 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants Senior Vice President & General Manager Jerry Reese addresses media during press conference at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports (Jim O'Connor)

Jordan Raanan of NJ Advanced Media is one of the embedded writers covering the Giants' beat, filling the role once held by Mike Garafolo. He gets to, and does, ask the tough questions and usually takes some heat for doing so.

During GM Jerry Reese's presser on Tuesday, Raanan drew the ire with an exchange over Reese's poor track record in the mid-to-late rounds of the NFL Draft.

From NJ.com:

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New York Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie (51) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement)
New York Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie (51) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement)

The Giants placed tight end Larry Donnell and long snapper Zak DeOssie on injured reserve on Tuesday, the team announced.

Donnell has been battling a neck injury, while DeOssie suffered a wrist injury

This will be the first time DeOssie will miss a game in his eight-year career.

To fill the vacancies on their roster, the Giants signed free agent long-snapper Danny Aiken and cornerback Tramain Jacobs, who was on their practice squad, the team said.

Tags: Larry Donnell, Zak DeOssie

In Mel Kiper Jr.'s first two-round mock draft, the longtime NFL Draft prognosticator suggests the New York Giants will select a cornerback and linebacker, respectively, with their first and second-round picks.

At No. 19, Kiper projects the Giants to draft cornerback Desmond Trufant from the University of Washington. The 6-foot, 190-pound former Huskie impressed at the NFL Combine, solidifying his status as a first-round talent.

NFL.com compares Trufant to Cardinals cornerback Antoine Cason, praising him for his size, athleticism and short-area foot quickness. However, experts believe he'll have to improve his overall strength on the professional level.

Tags: antoine cason, Corey Webster, desmond trufant, jacquian Williams, jayron hosley, Keith Rivers, Mathias Kiwanuka, Michael Boley, New York Giants, prince amukamara, sio moore, Spencer Paysinger, Terrell Thomas, zak deossie
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QB Eli Manning (offense), DE Justin Tuck (defense) and LS Zak DeOssie (specials) have been named team captains for the second straight season.

Tuck talks about playing the Cowboys and getting to the quarterback as the Giants prepare for the Dallas Cowboys on opening night.

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The Giants have reportedly locked up long snapper Zak DeOssie for the next four seasons. A great move, much like the Steve Weatherford signing. The Giants refuse to let their special teams fall into disrepair. We shall label it the Desean Initiative (a la the great Robert Ludlum).

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The Pro Bowl is back in Hawaii this year after last year's ill-fated experiment to play it in the Super Bowl host city the week before the Super Bowl.

The NFL's version of their All-Star game had been played in Honolulu from 1980-2009 and had become a tradition of sorts. Both fans and players were not pleased with the site change.

Last year's game, played in Miami the week before the Super Bowl, was sparsely attended. The league will continue to hold the game the Sunday in-between the conference championships and the Super Bowl as opposed to the week after the Super Bowl.

Tags: 2011 Pro Bowl, Antrel Rolle, Bill Belichick, Chris Snee, Justin Tuck, National Football League, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, NFL, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl, zak deossie
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Zak DeOssie has been selected to be the NFC's long snapper in the 2011 Pro Bowl. Falcons coach Mike Smith, who will coach the team, hand picked the Giants' long snapper.

DeOssie will join starter Chris Snee and reserves Justin Tuck and Antrel Rolle as Giants representatives. ?Shaun O'Hara was also voted to the team, but will miss the game due to various ailments.

DeOssie also made the squad in 2008.

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I think we can all agree that Jerry Reese is a good GM, who has mostly done his part in providing the Giants with the players that the team needs to win. On the surface it would seem that little of last season?s shortcomings were due to Reese?s personnel decisions, and are more attributable to injuries and bad coaching. But I wonder, if I were to put a number to Reese?s draft and offseason moves, would he average out among the better GMs in league history? Mediocre? Or just plain terrible? Over the next four weeks I intend to apply a letter grade and GPA to Reese?s off season moves and draft picks in order to more realistically tag him as a GM.

2007

Tags: 2007 Giants, Aaron Ross, Adam Koets, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, Steve Smith, Zak DeOssie
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At what point does Tom Coughlin declare John Carney his kicker for the year? Carney's kickoffs may not have the length the Giants desire, but he is now 18 for 19 in field goal attempts on the year. His lone miss, was a block made on a sub human effort my Manny Lawson (I think he jumped 12 feet in the air).

Once Lawrence Tynes was healthy enough, it seemed like the Giants were waiting for Carney to falter, so they could have an excuse to replace him. At this point, it seems like one bad game should not be enough to make that decision. It is nice to have these problems.

Lastly, although Mike Tomlin claimed no team has a back up long snapper, he may be mistaken. If Zak DeOssie were to be injured (punching myself for writing that), Grey Reugamer or Jay Alford both could sub for DeOssie, and have experience in that area.

Tags: Lawrence Tynes, Zak DeOssie
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