NFL Snapping Update after First Mandated Roster Cuts

The first week of the NFL preseason is complete and the first mandatory roster reduction from 90 to 85 players happened yesterday.

A few snappers were waived at the deadline, including client Liam McCullough (Raiders) and rookie Turner Bernard (Vikings). Veteran snapper Matt Overton was added yesterday by the Chargers after Cole Mazza suffered an apparent shoulder injury. The Chargers also have rookie Ryan Langan on the roster.

Other snappers were re-signed and waived again prior to the 85 man roster deadline and first preseason game, including Mitchell Fraboni (Texans) and Rex Sunahara (Dolphins). Drew Scott (Chiefs) and Joe Fortunato (Packers) were also waived in recent weeks and prior to any game action. Brian Khoury was added by the Patriots following an injury to Joe Cardona.

While client Patrick Scales was on the COVID list, the Bears worked out veterans Beau Brinkley, Kyle Nelson and Garrison Sanborn. The Chargers also had a workout for Brinkley and Nelson as well prior to signing Overton and before Mazza’s injury.

With all of these moves and rosters now locked at 85, the Panthers, Lions, Chargers, Rams, Patriots, Giants and Steelers have multiple snappers on the roster with the 80 man reduction deadline coming August 24.

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