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Zak DeOssie | Linebacker | #51

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Brown
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (116) / NYG
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Giants re-signed LS Zak DeOssie to a two-year contract.
DeOssie has handled the longer-than-normal snaps in New York since 2007. Fri, Feb 24, 2017 11:25:00 AM

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Giants re-signed LS Zak DeOssie to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

DeOssie was scheduled to be a free agent. A fourth-round pick in 2007, DeOssie has earned two Pro Bowl berths in nine seasons with the Giants. He finished 2015 on I.R. with a wrist injury, but should be 100 percent by training camp.
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Giants placed LS Zak DeOssie on injured reserve with a wrist issue, ending his season.

DeOssie hadn't missed a game since coming into the league in 2007. Ex-Patriot Danny Aiken has been signed to take his place.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Giants signed LS Zak DeOssie to a three-year, $3.45 million extension.

DeOssie has been the Giants' long snapper since 2007, making two Pro Bowls and never missing a game. The deal includes $900,000 guaranteed and will take him through the 2015 season.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Giants LS Zak DeOssie suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

DeOssie is a two-time Pro Bowler. The severity of his concussion is unknown.
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 06:31:00 PM

Giants LS Zak DeOssie has been added to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster.

He was handpicked by Mike Smith. DeOssie also made the Pro Bowl in 2008, so it's the 26-year-old's second career trip. The Giants rewarded DeOssie with a three-year, $3.3M extension and $542K signing bonus in November.
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 02:47:00 PM

Giants signed LB Zak DeOssie to a three-year, $3.3 million contract.

DeOssie, a 2008 Pro Bowl long snapper, is a core special teamer for the Giants. The $1.1 million per year average ties DeOssie for fourth among long snappers.
Tue, Nov 9, 2010 02:24:00 PM

Giants LB Zak DeOssie is expected to become the team's full-time long snapper.

DeOssie, who made the Pro Bowl two years ago as a long snapper, will no longer play the linebacker position. He's an ace special teams player for the Giants.
Sun, Aug 29, 2010 11:20:00 AM

Giants special teamer Zak DeOssie has been selected to the NFC Pro Bowl as coach Andy Reid's "need" player.

Pro Bowl coaches are permitted to pick one player at a position where they think the need is greatest. DeOssie was Reid's long snapper pick to work with teammates Jeff Feagles and John Carney.
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 11:02:00 PM

Giants signed fourth-round pick LB Zak DeOssie to an undisclosed contract.

It's a probably a four-year deal, but we don't have details yet. The Brown graduate is known as an instinctive player with underrated athleticism. DeOssie is expected to long snap as a rookie and help out as a backup linebacker.
Tue, Jun 19, 2007 02:32:00 PM

Giants selected Brown University LB Zak DeOssie with the No. 116 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

DeOssie, Steve's son, will likely begin his career as a long snapper but has a rare blend of size and speed at 6-5/250 with a 4.58 time in the forty. He projects as a strong-side linebacker in New York's 4-3 scheme.
Sun, Apr 29, 2007 12:06:00 PM

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