Monthly Archives: August 2016

NFL Roster Cuts Impact Snapping Position

By today at 4PM eastern time, every NFL team must be down to 75 players.  Like in prior seasons, this first mandated roster cut tends to have the greatest impact on the long snapping position and rookie snappers in particular.  Although … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Transactions

Two Snapping Moves

The second week of the NFL Preseason is now complete and, prior to this week’s game action, there were two snapping transactions. The Steelers waived client Matt Dooley and the Packers reached an injury settlement with Jesse Schmitt. NFL rosters, … Continue reading

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Interesting Analysis of NFL Team Spending on Special Teams

Dave Archibald of Inside The recently wrote a comprehensive and unique analysis of how NFL teams allocate their spending to special teams.  Archibald concluded that there was a “mild correlation” between spending on special teams players and special teams performance, particularly … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Snapping in the Media

Packers Sign Schmitt; Schmitt Breaks Hand

The Packers signed Jesse Schmitt, a street free agent snapper from Purdue, who was previously  in mini-camp with Green Bay on a tryout basis.  Schmitt was signed to compete with Rick Lovato and participated in practice last night where he … Continue reading

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Vikings Extend McDermott; Saints Add Highland

There were two snapping transactions yesterday, as the Vikings gave Kevin McDermott a new four year contract that runs until the end of the 2020 season.  McDermott would have become an unrestricted free agent after this season. In addition, the … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Transactions

Unique Insight into the Cardinals Search for a New Snapper

As most aspiring professional long snappers know, it is very rare to have an open job in the NFL and even more unusual to have two rookies compete for it.  However, that is the exact scenario facing the Arizona Cardinals following … Continue reading

Posted in College, NFL, NFL Draft, Snapping in the Media, Uncategorized

Seahawks Drop Ferris

In the effort to replace client Clint Gresham, who was released in the off-season, the Seahawks appear to have settled on rookie Nolan Frese.  The Seahawks waived Drew Ferris today making Frese the only snapper in camp.  Frese snapped at the … Continue reading

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STATS FCS Preseason All-America Long Snappers

The STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team was announced today and each of the three teams have a long snapper included.  Joshua Appel (Indiana State) is on the first team after landing on the second team last year.  Joseph Smith (Charleston … Continue reading

Posted in College, Snapping in the Media