Thursday, January 20, 2011
Zak DeOssie headed to Hawaii
By Dan Graziano
New York Giants deep snapper Zak DeOssie has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster by Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith. DeOssie is the fifth Giants player to make the roster, although center Shaun O'Hara won't play after undergoing foot surgery this week.
"Through my experience from the last time I went, I understand that this is the time where they choose the long snappers,” DeOssie said Thursday. “In the back of my mind, I had a one-in-16 chance at the worst. So, I figured maybe I could be getting a call, maybe not. I don’t know how it works and who it’s up to ultimately, but apparently somebody down in Atlanta saw something that they like and they extended an invitation to me, which I’m very fortunate about."
The NFC East will now have Cowboys punter Mat McBriar, Eagles kicker David Akers and DeOssie in next Sunday's game. This has to be some type of record for specialists from one division, but the Beast blog has always stayed away from Pro Bowl research projects.