The New York Giants on Tuesday places a pair of players, tight end Larry Donnell and long-snapper Zak DeOssie, on season-ending injured reserve.
The placement of Donnell, who has missed the last four games due to a neck injury, on IR is no surprise. Recent reports indicated he was several weeks away from being ready to play. DeOssie, however, is a surprise. He has a wrist injury that only surfaced recently A fourth-round draft choice in 2007, DeOssie has never missed a game.
The Giants signed free-agent long-snapper Danny Aiken to replace DeOssie, and added cornerback Tramain Jacobs from their practice squad to fill Donnell's spot.
Aiken played in 63 regular-season games and 10 post-season games with the New England Patriots from 2011-2014. The team did not re-sign him following last season.
Jacobs played two games for the Giants earlier in the season.
The Giants also added cornerback Leon McFadden, whom they had recently waived, and offensive tackle Jake Rodgers, to their practice squad.