The end of the second week of the NFL preseason brought another dramatic move at the snapping position, as the Chargers released veteran Mike Windt. Windt signed with the Chargers in October of 2010 and had been a steady and reliable snapper since that time. Cole Mazza is now the long snapper for the Chargers.
Windt did receive some additional unwanted attention last night, the same day he was released, when a clip of him walking on the field during an active play in the first preseason game was shown on HBO’s Hard Knocks. Windt was flagged, although it turned out he was correct entering the field because it was fourth down. Review showed that the referees erroneously allowed the third down play to continue when it should have been stopped.
Last week, veteran Kevin McDermott made news with his release and he announced yesterday that he will be having elbow surgery and then rehabilitating.