Week Eleven was both an active and tragic one. James Winchester of the Chiefs snapped Sunday in a victory against the Bucs after losing his father in a shooting earlier in the week. Winchester had his father’s funeral on Saturday and returned to snap without incident on Sunday. The Chiefs had planned to use Travis Kelce and Anthony Sherman if Winchester could not snap and also worked out client Clint Gresham and Thomas Gafford in case they were needed.
Although the Chiefs did not need to make a change, the Redskins did as Nick Sundberg injured his back during the week and former Packer Rick Lovato was brought in to snap for at least the Sunday night game.
The Bengals may also need to look at snappers this week, as Clark Harris was injured late in the game against the Bills. Harris returned to finish the game, but appeared very limited after the snap.
There were a record 12 missed or blocked extra points this week. To demonstrate how significant a figure that is, just eight extra points were missed all of last season.
Earlier this week. the Eagles extended the contract of Jon Dorenbos, who would have been a free agent after the season. Dorenbos is now under contract through the 2019 season.
The Saints added veteran special teams coach Kevin O’Dea as an additional assistant to Greg McMahon after the Saints have had various special teams issues of late, particularly in the kicking game.
Zak DeOssie (Giants) had two tackles in punt coverage, while client Patrick Scales (Bears)had one solo tackle. JJ Jansen (Panthers), Clark Harris (Bengals) and Nolan Frese (Seahawks) each had assisted tackles. DeOssie now leads all snappers with five tackles.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Eleven is below.