EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants' No. 2 ironman will sit out the remainder of the season with an injury.
Long snapper Zak DeOssie, who has not missed a game in his eight-year career, was placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury. Since joining the Giants as a fourth-round draft choice in 2007, he has played in 140 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak on the team, behind only Eli Manning's 179 straight appearances.
DeOssie is the second of the Giants' three season-long captains to go in injured reserve, joining linebacker Jon Beason (who has been on I.R. since Nov. 7). Manning is the third team captain. DeOssie has been elected a captain by his teammates each of the last five seasons.
The Giants also placed tight end Larry Donnell on injured reserve because of the neck injury he suffered at New Orleans on Nov. 1. Donnell has missed the last four games.
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 5-7 Giants next play on Monday night in Miami against the 5-7 Dolphins.
The Giants have signed LS Danny Aiken
Aiken, 6-5 and 264 pounds, is 27 years old. From 2011-14, he played in 63 regular-season games and 10 postseason games for the New England Patriots, including Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants. The Patriots did not re-sign Aiken when he became a free agent last spring. He spent two days with the Carolina Panthers last month.
Aiken originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Buffalo Bills from the University of Virginia in 2011. He was waived by the Bills on Sept. 3, 2011, and signed by the Patriots the following day. Aiken played in all 16 games in each of his first three seasons, and in 15 last year, when he also played in all three of New England's postseason games, including the Super Bowl XLIX victory over Seattle.
Jacobs was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 15, and to the active roster on Nov. 7. He played at Tampa Bay the following day, and vs. New England on Nov. 15, recording two special teams tackles. Jacobs was waived on Nov. 16, and re-signed to the practice squad on Nov. 23.
The Giants also signed two players to their practice squad, cornerback Leon McFadden and tackle Jake Rodgers.
McFadden was signed by the Giants off the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad on Oct. 21, and played in the team's next two games, vs. Dallas and at New Orleans. He was inactive for three games before he was waived last Saturday.
Rodgers, 6-6 and 328 pounds, was a seventh-round draft choice this year – 225th overall pick – by the Atlanta Falcons from Eastern Washington. He played in all four preseason games before he was waived on Sept. 5.