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Giants shutdown Donnell, DeOssie for the year

The New York Giants will be without their starting tight end and long-snapper for the remainder of the year.

            Seeing Larry Donnell being put on the injury reserve is one thing but now losing long snapper Zach DeOssie to the injury reserve is a totally different thing, as the injuries just don’t stop for this New York Giants football team. It will take pride and grit to fight through the weakest NFC east division that I have ever seen in my entire lifetime. Having a record of 5-7 and still being in a three way tie for the lead in the NFC east race is the only indication of the Giants being able to overcome these injuries, which is having a weak competition.

            DeOssie has not missed a single game in his eight-year career to date. However, that will change this Monday night against another 5-7 team in the Miami Dolphins as he will need to sit out. The only player on the Giants who has played in more consecutive games than DeOssie is quarterback Eli Manning, whose track record has gotten more impressive by the week. The wrist injury to DeOssie will keep him out for the rest of the year as the team captain like Manning is truly upset at sitting on the sideline when he knows he needs to be out there helping lead his squad to an NFC east title.

            It was expected to lose Donnell for some more time but it was not expected to lose Donnell for the remained of the season as the New York Giants injury reserve list continues to grow ever so quickly. The tight end will not be replaced as only he is capable of playing a quality tight end on the current New York Giants roster. This will now mean that Manning will have one less option in the passing game as he will make to better use of all of his receivers.


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