NFL free agency starts next month and has already impacted the snapping position during the past few weeks. Below is a look at the various categories of free agents and where things stand with each snapper.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS: Three of the six exclusive rights snappers have already signed new one-year deals. They are Zach Wood (Saints), Rick Lovato (Eagles) and Kameron Canaday (Steelers). The others, Luke Rhodes (Colts), Trent Sieg (Raiders) and Tyler Ott (Seahawks), are all expected to sign new deals to remain with their teams.
RESTRICTED: Clients Patrick Scales (Bears) and Casey Kreiter (Broncos) must either sign a new contract or at least be offered a one-year deal before free agency starts to stay with their existing teams. If not, both will become unrestricted free agents and free to sign with any team.
UNRESTRICTED: Don Muhlbach (Lions) and John Denney (Dolphins) have each signed one-year deals to stay with their teams. It is expected that LP Ladouceur will do the same to remain with the Cowboys. That leaves Jon Condo (Falcons), Matt Overton (Jaguars), Zak DeOssie (Giants), Garrison Sanborn (Buccaneers) and Kyle Nelson (49ers) as the remaining snappers who can sign anywhere once free agency begins.