Roster Cutdown Day Impacts Long Snappers

It has been a busy week at the snapping position and final roster cuts to 53 players brought some closure to a few training camp battles.  Before final cuts, the Raiders released Andrew DePaola in favor of Trent Sieg and the Saints waived rookie Nick Moore.  In addition, the Steelers added Christian Kuntz for the final preseason week.  Kuntz snapped and played defense in Pittsburgh’s final preseason game but was waived today.

DePaola was quickly added by the Panthers in light of a minor injury to JJ Jansen and snapped the last preseason game but then released.  The other snappers that were waived during  final cuts were Matt Orzech (Ravens), John Wirtel (Bears), Dan Godsil (Bengals), Drew Scott (Cowboys), Wes Farnsworth (Dolphins) and Taybor Pepper (Giants).

With these moves, the Vikings (Austin Cutting), Chargers (Cole Mazza) and Buccaneers (Zach Triner) are the three teams with new snappers.  The Niners have both Colin Holba and Kyle Nelson, but Nelson is suspended for the first six games of the season.

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