Week Sixteen featured the second rookie snapper this season, as Rick Lovato had a smooth debut with the Packers. Lovato replaced injured Brett Goode and joins Joe Cardona of the Patriots as the only snappers to snap in a regular season game from the 2015 Draft class. Goode was the third consecutive veteran snapper to go on injured reserve the past three weeks, joining Jon Condo (Raiders) and Zak DeOssie (Giants).
Lovato’s signing also generated some significant media attention since, like most snappers not snapping in the NFL, he had to work another job while waiting for his next chance. For Lovato, that was a sub shop in New Jersey when he got the call from the Packers.
The only snapper to have a workout this past week was rookie Andrew East, who worked out for the Packers after Lovato was signed.
Four snappers recorded tackles in punt coverage this week, with Clark Harris (Bengals), Jon Weeks (Texans), Andrew DePaola (Buccaneers) and Clint Gresham (Seahawks) each tallying solo tackles. With one week remaining, it appears Jon Weeks may win the tackle title among snappers, as Weeks has eight total tackles and leads Carson Tinker of the Jaguars, who has six.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Sixteen is below.