Monthly Archives: May 2015

Browns Terminate Yount’s Contract

The Browns have terminated the contract of veteran long snapper Christian Yount.  Yount, a five-year veteran, struggled at times last season.  With Yount’s departure, Charley Hughlett is the only snapper on the roster.  Hughlett spent some time on the practice squad with Cleveland … Continue reading

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Review of the Snapping Position as OTAs Begin

Nearly every NFL team will conduct organized team practice activities, or OTAs, this week.  OTAs are the third and final phase of the voluntary nine week offseason program.  Currently, nine teams have two snappers on their 90-man rosters.  The Ravens, Bears, Browns, Cowboys, Chiefs, Vikings, Seahawks, … Continue reading

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Extra Points Moved to the 15-Yard Line

Yesterday, the NFL approved a proposal to change the rule on extra point attempts.  Instead of a kick from the two-yard line, kicks will now take place from the 15-yard line.  Two point conversions will still be taken from the … Continue reading

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Three PAT Options Will Be Considered This Week

This week is the NFL’s annual spring meeting and three proposals for adjusting point attempts after a touchdown will be considered.  After initially discussing changes at the March meeting, the proposals will be reviewed this week and 24 of 32 votes will … Continue reading

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End of Mini-Camp Snapper Update

The last NFL teams concluded mini-camps this past weekend. To date, just one tryout snapper, Tyler Ott, has signed a contract.  Ott, who has prior experience with the Patriots, signed with the Rams after his tryout last weekend. At least a … Continue reading

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More Snapper Tryouts

Most of the NFL teams conducted rookie mini-camps this weekend and some additional snapper names have surfaced as having earned tryouts.  Of the names below, only John Shepardson was eligible for the NFL Draft this year.  The rest have NFL camp … Continue reading

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Snappers with NFL Mini-Camp Tryouts

With one snapper drafted and four signing contracts right after the Draft, still other snapping prospects are being given opportunities to impress at rookie mini-camps over the next two weekends. Unfortunately, many teams do not release information about tryout players. However, my own research has found the names of … Continue reading

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Snapping Moves After the Draft; ST Coaching Change in Carolina

Rookie mini-camps start this weekend and, in preparation, some teams have made roster moves.  A couple of today’s transactions implicated the snapping position.  The Chiefs waived Jorgen Hus, leaving James Winchester and rookie free agent Andrew East on the roster.  The Patriots also … Continue reading

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NFL Draft Review

For the first time since 2009, a dedicated long snapper was selected in the NFL Draft.  Joe Cardona from Navy was a Fifth Round selection and pick 166 overall by the Patriots.  Cardona, who may not be able to play until … Continue reading

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