Monthly Archives: August 2012

Final Cuts Involve Veteran Snappers Snow and Zelenka

Today’s final cuts are in and two veteran snappers, client Justin Snow (Colts) and Joe Zelenka (Falcons), did not survive.  Matt Overton will snap for the Colts, while rookie Josh Harris won the Atlanta job. Other snappers that were released … Continue reading

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Broncos Explain Snapping Decision

One of the more notable cuts as teams got down to 75 players on Monday was the Broncos decision to release veteran snapper Lonie Paxton in favor of rookie Aaron Brewer.  Broncos head coach John Fox explained the move this week and … Continue reading

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Veteran Lonie Paxton Released by Broncos

Today is the day that NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 75 players with the final cut to 53 occuring on Friday.   The Broncos cut veteran snapper Lonie Paxton, a 13 year veteran today giving rookie snapper Aaron Brewer the … Continue reading

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Snapping Prospects for 2013 NFL Draft

With the NFL and college seasons about to start, there are some senior college snappers that have already been identified as top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft. For the first time, the premier college all-star game, the Senior Bowl, … Continue reading

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Texas A&M Coach Tweets for Specialists

With the start of the college football season approaching, Kevin Sumlin, the new Head Coach at Texas A&M, sent out a message on Twitter yesterday to current A&M students looking for a snapper, kicker and punter.  Coach Sumlin was scheduling a meeting for … Continue reading

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Everest Fired by Steelers

In a very rare move, the Steelers terminated Special Teams Coach Al Everest and have replaced him with Amos Jones, who had been his assistant.  Although it is not uncommon to have coaching changes at the end of the season, … Continue reading

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Alabama Snapper Awarded Scholarship

Alabama senior snapper Carson Tinker had a rough 2011 after he was injured and his girlfriend killed in a tornado back in April.  This season is off to a much better start already as Tinker is considered a solid NFL … Continue reading

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Snappers May Need to Deal with New Footballs This Week

In 1999, kickers, punters and snappers had to contend with special kicking footballs, known as K balls.  Now, for at least the second week of preseason, all players will need to deal with a football with synthetic laces. Apparently, the … Continue reading

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Buffalo News Profiles Garrison Sanborn

Most long snappers prefer their anonymous but critical role in the NFL.  To that end, snappers rarely seek or desire the media spotlight.  Perhaps the lone exception is the preseason stories that commonly focus on long snappers and their special place … Continue reading

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Training Camp Snapping Moves

With the first full week of NFL preseason games approaching, some teams have made moves at the snapping position.  The Lions waived Matt Camilli, who first signed with the Eagles after the Draft but was waived in June.  The Bucs … Continue reading

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