The 2016 season hasn’t even started, but Kyle Brindza’s year likely is over.
The kicker, whom the Jets signed to a reserve/future contract earlier this month, tore his right Achilles tendon last week.
Brindza, 23, posted a photo to Instagram from his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His right leg was shown in a cast.
“As cliché as it sounds . . . a minor setback for a major come back,” the former Notre Dame kicker wrote in his post, published on Tuesday.
“I have worked my tail off to get another shot and I got it, but now I have to take a step back. I ruptured my Achilles completely during my kicking workout. I’m not mad. I’m not upset. Unfortunate? Yes. I know God has a plan and I have to trust it.”
Undrafted in 2015, Brindza signed with the Lions before being traded to the Buccaneers in August. He was waived in October after going 6-for-12 on field goals and 6-for-8 on PATs with the Bucs.
Giants re-sign DeOssie. The Giants re-signed long-snapper Zak DeOssie on Wednesday. A nine-year veteran and special-teams captain, DeOssie ended last season on injured reserve with a wrist problem that required surgery. DeOssie and Eli Manning are the only two remaining players from the 2007 and 2011 NFL championship teams. — AP