Michael Eisen of Giants.com reported this afternoon that the team had elected five captains for the 2013 NFL season. The G-men picked quarterback Eli Manning, defensive end Justin Tuck, long snapper Zak DeOssie, safety Antrel Rolle and offensive lineman Chris Snee to represent the squad.
According to Eisen, "It is the sixth consecutive season Manning has been elected a captain, the fourth time for Tuck and the third for DeOssie. Snee and Rolle were team leaders long before receiving the formal endorsement of their teammates."
Eisen quoted Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin as saying, "You know where Eli stands. I think Tuck has come back this fall and really he’s not been very verbal, but he’s demonstrated and shown good example and I think that’s really what the challenge was for Justin based on a year ago. And Zak has been steady and he has been, as a captain, is this his third year already, he has been very forthright and never leaves a stone unturned in terms of what he thinks with regard to his effort on special teams or his contributions in the meeting room."
Over the past few years the Giants only elected an offensive, defensive and special teams captain, so the addition of Rolle and Snee brings two more players to the formal leadership mix.
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