Congratulations to Matt Orzech and practice squad snapper Carson Tinker of the Rams who both won a Super Bowl ring yesterday. Tinker spent the last few weeks on and off the Rams practice squad in case of emergency, but was back on the practice squad for yesterday’s game.
With the NFL season now concluded, attention will turn to veteran free agency and the NFL Draft. Just one snapper, Cal Adomitis (Pitt), was invited to the NFL Combine, but many other snappers will participate in Pro Days during the month of March to workout for NFL scouts.
Veteran free agency starts mid-March with many teams impacted. Exclusive free agents are property of their existing team if they sign a new contract and restricted free agents have limited ability to move provided they are offered at least a one-year deal. Finally, any unrestricted snapper is free to sign elsewhere if not signed before the start of free agency.
One potential unrestricted free agent, JJ Jansen, just signed a one-year deal with the Panthers and will compete again with Thomas Fletcher next season. Below are the snappers and various categories of free agency they fall within. Longsnap.com will be tracking all the transactions as they happen over the coming weeks.
EXCLUSIVE (2): Scott Daly (Lions), Nick Moore (Ravens)
RESTRICTED (1): Zach Triner (Bucs)
UNRESTRICTED (9): Aaron Brewer (Cardinals), Morgan Cox (Titans), Clark Harris (Bengals), Josh Harris (Falcons), Casey Kreiter (Giants), Jake McQuaide (Cowboys), Matt Overton (Chargers), Patrick Scales (Bears) and Jon Weeks (Texans)