Week Seven brought the first significant injury at the snapping position this season. Although John Denney (Dolphins) and Garrison Sanborn (Bills) suffered injuries in Week Six, both were able to snap without incident this weekend. However, Morgan Cox of the Ravens suffered a torn ACL late in the game against the Falcons and will miss the rest of the season.
Cox was replaced on a late extra point attempt by Haloti Ngata and will be replaced for the rest of the season by former Niners snapper Kevin McDermott. McDermott won a snapping battle with client Patrick Scales on Monday.
Client Brett Goode of the Packers was the subject of a detailed profile by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this week. McGinn’s story included some interesting data about the current 32 NFL snappers, including the fact that the average age is 29.3 and the average snapper has been with their team for 5.7 season. The article closes with the top 10 active snappers by games heading into this weekend’s action. Mike Leach is the active leader with 208 games, while Goode was tenth at 102 games.McQu
Two snappers, Josh Harris (Falcons) and Jake McQuaide (Rams), had solo tackles this week. The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Seven is below. The Chart has been updated to include the veteran free agency status of those snappers whose contacts expire after this season. The “Contract” column will show those snappers who will become unrestricted free agents (UFA) and can sign with any club, restricted free agents (RFA) who have limited mobility and exclusive rights free agents (ERFA) for which the present team owns their exclusive rights.