As of Friday afternoon, the status of New York Giants long-snapper Zak DeOssie appears to be uncertain.
DeOssie, who has been struggling, showed up on the team’s injury report this week with wrist and knee issues. There was a report that DeOssie would be placed on season- and possibly career-ending injured reserve prior to Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. That has not happened yet, and reports from East Rutherford make it seem as if a decision on his status has yet to be made.
DeOssie did not practice on Friday. If DeOssie is placed on injured reserve, the Giants would likely have to activate long-snapper Colin Holba off their practice squad.
Four other Giants out Sunday
Tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) will miss their second straight games. That will leave the Giants with rookie Kaden Smith and journeyman Scott Simonson at tight end.
Wide receiver Golden Tate (concussion) and safety Jabrill Peppers (transverse process fracture) have also been ruled out.