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The New York Giants saw numerous players take Wednesday’s practice off due to injuries, including Evan Engram (foot), Rhett Ellison (concussion), Jabrill Peppers (back), Golden Tate (concussion), and veteran long-snapper, Zak DeOssie (wrist/knee).
DeOssie, who’s the longest-tenured player on the Giants alongside Eli Manning, could be in the final year of his career with the Giants. That would leave Janoris Jenkins as the most tenured player.
The Giants will likely put DeOssie on injured reserve, ending his season at 2-9. This would finalize his tenure in New York and guarantee his retirement from the NFL. Last weekend against the Chicago Bears in week 12, DeOssie had a disastrous snap, rolling the ball back to the place-holder and forcing a missed kick by Aldrick Rosas.
Other injury news:
Evan Engram, who has a mid-foot sprained, stated last week he was ahead of his 2-4 week recovery timetable, but will likely miss more time. Considering the New York Giants are in a lost season with little to prove, they can begin to take precautions with their more influential players.
I expect to see more action from Kaden Smith, who secured a touchdown pass in his first action in the NFL against the Bears.
Golden Tate, who smashed his head on the turf after a touchdown pass from Daniel Jones on 4th-and-18 during the second half of the loss to Chicago, sat out at well this week. His availability against the Green Bay Packers is questionable, which would designate more targets to Darius Slayton, rookie out of Auburn.
The New York Giants re-signed Da’Mari Scott to the roster to supplement the waiving of Bennie Fowler and the injury to Tate.
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