Josh Brown adjusting to new long-snapper
Long-time Giants' long-snapper Zak DeOssie was placed on injured reserve this week, and placekicker Josh Brown admitted in the aftermath that he was originally "weirded out" not seeing DeOssie around the Giants' practice facility. He also said it is "weird" both of the players who had been part of the kicking operation his first two years with the Giants, DeOssie and former punter Steve Weatherford, are no longer Giants.
The new snapper is Danny Aiken,who spent four years with the New England Patriots. Aiken, obviously, snapped in many critical situations during his time in New England. Brown said having a new snapper "doesn't necessarily affect me a tremendous amount."
Holder Brad Wing is also not concerned about working with Aiken.
"No alarms or anything," Wing said. "I think that Danny is a good snapper. He's got good experience and he's played in big games. There's no issues with that. You don't have to worry about him getting in a game and getting nervous or anything because he's played in Super Bowls; that's something I haven't done or a lot of guys haven't done. It's good we have a guy with some good experience under his belt."
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