Week Five in Review

Week Five, except for one game, is now complete. Tonight will be a rare Tuesday game between the Bills and Titans that was delayed by a COVID outbreak with the Titans.

The Titans should have Beau Brinkley back to snap tonight, as he has been reinstated to the roster after being placed on the COVID list. As a precaution, the Titans worked out veteran snappers Matt Overton and Colin Holba and just added Overton to the practice squad.

The only other snapper to have a tryout this week was Andrew DePaola who worked out for the Bears.

The San Francisco Chronicle did a nice story on new Niners snapper Taybor Pepper and how he is a model of perseverance. Like many NFL snappers, Pepper has bounced around for a few seasons, from team to team and tryout to tryout. He has signed five contracts and had eight tryouts, but is now set to snap for the Niners this season and perhaps beyond

Heading into Week Five, punts were at an all-time low, averaging about 3.46 punts per game. Through four weeks, there had been a total of 436 punts, well behind the pace of 2019 (559 punts) and 2018 (584 punts).

The Falcons are the first team to change special teams coaches this year after also firing their head coach and general manager after Sunday’s loss to the Panthers. Bernie Parmalee has replaced Ben Kotwica.

On the tackle front, Rick Lovato (Eagles) has two assisted tackles, Zach Triner (Buccaneers) added a solo tackle and Morgan Cox (Ravens) had an assisted tackle.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after (most) of Week Five is below and any tackles in tonight’s game by a snapper will be included in next week’s News and Notes.

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