Snapper Signings after the Draft

About the Blog With the last few NFL teams holding rookie mini-camps this weekend, it looks like this year was the worst in recent memory for a long snapper looking to earn a contract.  To date, just three snappers signed a contract after the Draft.  The three snappers are Casey Kreiter (Dallas), Trevor Gillette (Jacksonville) and Tyler Ott (New England).  Since Longsnap.com has been tracking snapper transactions since 2000, this is the lowest number of signings for snappers. Marcus Heit was originally thought to have signed a contract with the Chiefs, but that ended up being a tryout.  Chris Maikranz, who was with the Texans on a tryout basis last week, also tried out for the Chiefs, but neither has been signed at this point.  Although not all tryout players are public, my original list of tryout players should have also included Scott Albritton, who earned a tryout with the Jets last weekend. In other snapping moves, the Seahawks waived Jorgen Hus, who was claimed by the Rams where he spent part of training camp last season.  After signing Ott, the Patriots waived Charley Hughlett and the Bucs brought back Andrew DePaola, who has been in camp in Tampa Bay the past few seasons.

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