Monthly Archives: March 2017

NFL Bans the Leaping the Snapper Play

As expected, the NFL approved a new rule that prohibits a player from crossing the line of scrimmage in an attempt to block an extra point or field goal attempt.  Under the amended rule, a player can run forward and … Continue reading

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NFL Considers Two New Rules to Protect Long Snappers

This week, the NFL will consider a number of proposed playing rule changes, two of which implicate long snappers.  The first proposal would provide additional protection for the snapper on kick plays.  Specifically, the rule would prevent a defensive player … Continue reading

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Latest Snapper Signings in Free Agency

As free agency enters a second week there have been some more long snapper signings.  Veteran Jon Condo has resigned with the Raiders, while Garrison Sanborn did not remain unemployed long. The Bucs signed the veteran snapper who had been … Continue reading

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Excellent Feature Story on Former Bears Snapper Patrick Mannelly

Patrick Mannelly remains of the best long snappers in NFL history and Windy City Gridiron recently published an excellent and comprehensive interview with Mannelly. Entitled “The Life of the Long Snapper” the story by Jack M. Silverstein does an excellent … Continue reading

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Latest Snapper Signings in Free Agency

There have been a few more long snapper signings this past week as veteran free agency is nearly a week old.  As usual, snappers tend to stay with their clubs.  So, it is no surprise that unrestricted free agents Mike … Continue reading

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Updated Look at Snappers in Free Agency

Veteran free agency officially starts tomorrow in the NFL. However, there have been some moves in advance of that date.  The Lions have brought back veteran Don Muhlbach on a one-year deal, while the Bills released Garrison Sanborn. There are … Continue reading

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