The 2021 NFL Regular Season commenced without significant issues at the snapping position, although there will be a change next week due to injury.
Camaron Cheeseman (Washington) was the only rookie snapper to debut this week, while two first year snappers, Scott Daly (Lions) and Christian Kuntz (Steelers), also made their NFL debuts. Both Daly and Kuntz are great examples of the perseverance and dedication required to snap in the NFL, as both were part of the 2018 Draft class and endured many ups and downs.
As for the snapping change in Week Two, the Bucs put Zach Triner on injured reserve. Carson Tinker will be the replacement, as he was signed after a tryout yesterday featuring Kameron Canaday, Garrison Sanborn and Brian Khoury.
Earlier this week, veteran snapper Don Muhlbach officially retired to return to Detroit as a special assistant to the front office.
For the sake of completeness for any NFL transactions that include a snapper, a number of veterans were released, but quickly brought back, around the final cutdown. They include Reid Ferguson (Bills), Jake McQuaide (Cowboys), Andrew DePaola (Vikings), Casey Kreiter (Giants) and Josh Harris (Falcons).
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Finally, four snappers recorded tackles in punt coverage the week, led by Harris who had three assisted tackles. DePaola and Sieg (Raiders) had solo tackles, while Thomas Hennessy (Jets) tallied an assisted tackle.
The NFL Long Snapper Chart following Week One is below.