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GIANTS PLACE LARRY DONNELL AND ZAK DeOSSIE ON INJURED RESERVE…
The New York Giants have place tight end Larry Donnell (neck) and long snapper Zak DeOssie (wrist) on season-ending Injured Reserve. Donnell injured his neck on December 1st in a game against the New Orleans Saints and has missed the last four games. DeOssie had not missed a game in his 8-year career. He appeared on the team’s injury report on Saturday with the wrist injury but played in the game against the New York Jets. According to The New York Daily News, DeOssie has ligament damage in the wrist that will require surgery.
To fill the vacant roster spots, the Giants signed cornerback Tramain Jacobs and long snapper Danny Aiken to the 53-man roster.
The Giants signed Jacobs to the Practice Squad in September, promoted him to the 53-man roster in early November, and re-signed him to the Practice Squad nine days later after he had played in two regular-season games. Jacobs was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Baltimore Ravens after the 2014 NFL Draft. He played in three games as rookie after spending nine weeks on Baltimore’s Practice Squad. Jacobs finished the season on Injured Reserve with a thigh injury. The Ravens waived Jacobs in August 2015.
Aiken was originally signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2011 NFL Draft. Since then, he has spent time with Bills (2011), New England Patriots (2011-14), and Carolina Panthers (2015). He played in 63 regular-season games and 10 postseason games for the Patriots, including Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants.
PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES…
The New York Giants have signed offensive tackle Jake Rodgers and cornerback Leon McFadden to the Practice Squad. The vacancies were created when the Giants signed linebacker James Morris and cornerback Tramain Jacobs to the 53-man roster.
Rodgers was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons waived him in early September. Rodgers is a developmental prospect with a nice combination of size and athletic ability.
The Giants signed McFadden off of the Practice Squad of the Arizona Cardinals in October 2015, but waived him on December 5th after he had played in two games. McFadden was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He played in all 16 games as a rookie with two starts. The Browns waived him in August 2014. Since then, he has spent time with the Jets, 49ers, Cardinals, and Giants. McFadden played in seven games for the 49ers in 2014. The 49ers waived him in September 2015.
RUEBEN RANDLE ON WFAN…
The audio of Tuesday’s WFAN Radio interview with wide receiver Rueben Randle is available on CBS New York’s website.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham’s 2,459 yards is the highest total ever for a player in his first 24 games.
Beckham is the first receiver in Giants history with five consecutive 100-yard games.
Wide receiver/returner Dwayne Harris became the first player in Giants history with touchdowns on a punt return, kickoff return, and a reception in the same season.
Quarterback Eli Manning’s 72-yard touchdown pass to Beckham was his 14th career completion of at least 70 yards. The Giants have scored on all of them.
The Giants have rushed for at least 100 yards just twice in their first 12 games for the first time in their history.
- Five reasons the Giants can win the NFC East by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
- Lack of talent, not Tom Coughlin, the real problem for Giants by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
- Even Coughlin knows it: Giants haven’t ‘deserved to win’ by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Tom Coughlin won’t just roll over and watch Giants tenure fade by Steve Serby of The New York Post
- Tom Coughlin should opt to retire from Giants to spare an ugly firing by Gary Myers of The New York Daily News
- Time to start wondering who could fill Tom Coughlin’s shoes by Paul Schwartz and Steve Serby of The New York Post
- Giants’ Rueben Randle explains what happened on disastrous 4th-and-2 play vs. Jets by James Kratch for NJ.com
- Jason Pierre-Paul a logical choice for Giants’ vocal leader by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Giants Fail, Repeatedly, in the Final Countdown by Bill Pennington of The New York Times
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The players return to practice on Thursday to start preparing for Monday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.