Tyler Ott was perhaps a symbol in 2015 of the absurdity of the injury situation that has surrounded the New York Giants for the past few seasons. Ott was the third -- yes, third -- long-snapper used by the Giants last season. The previous two long-snappers, Zak DeOssie and Danny Aiken, finished the season on IR. Seriously, has any NFL team ever put TWO long-snappers on IR before?
Let's take a brief look at Ott as we continue our series of player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
2015 Season in Review
Ott snapped in the final game of the season for the Giants, the third long-snapper the team used during 2015. Zak DeOssie went on IR with a wrist injury. Aiken suffered a thumb injury in practice. Ott spent time in the spring with the New England Patriots and spent the preseason snapping for the St. Louis Rams.
2016 Season Outlook
DeOssie is healthy, and as long as he stays that way the 24-year-old Ott figures to have to move on if he wants to continue pursuing an NFL career. Perhaps Ott will make it through the preseason as the Giants try to lessen the workload on DeOssie. Perhaps he will get cut if injuries force the Giants to add a player at a different position during the preseason. Either way, it seems unlikely Ott will be part of the season-opening 53-man roster.