There were four NFL long snappers scheduled to become restricted free agents next week. Restricted free agents have three years of NFL service and their current teams must offer them a one year contract at a designated monetary amount to secure the right to match any offers from other clubs. This year, the one year restricted free agent contract amount was over 1.5 million in salary. Faced with that reality, three of the snappers agreed to new four year deals with their teams this week.
Matt Overton of the Colts was the first to extend his deal to avoid the restricted free agent contract amount. Aaron Brewer of the Broncos and Kyle Nelson of the Niners followed and all three are now under contract with their existing teams for four years. Beau Brinkley of the Titans is the sole remaining restricted free agent snapper and reports indicate that the Titans are working on a new deal for him.