Veteran free agency begins this week and three snappers have signed new deals before it starts. Morgan Cox will return to the Titans for another year. Prior to Cox’s deal, Jon Weeks signed a one-year contract to return to the Texans and Beau Brinkley, who spent time with the Cardinals and Chargers last season, signed a one-year contract with the Bears.
There are seven veteran snappers that can sign anywhere if not re-signed this week. The snappers are Aaron Brewer (Cardinals), Josh Harris (Falcons), client Patrick Scales (Bears), Clark Harris (Bengals), Jack McQuaide (Cowboys), Matt Overton (Chargers) and Casey Kreiter (Giants).
Zach Triner (Bucs) is the only restricted free agent, but will likely have to sign a new deal to remain in Tampa since the price to retain him as a restricted free agent is over 2 million dollars.
Two snappers were exclusive rights free agents, meaning the team could retain their rights for another season by offering them a one-year contract. Both snappers, Scott Daly (Lions) and Nick Moore (Ravens), were tendered a one-year deal and should be back with their clubs this season.
In addition to the snappers that could be on the move, there will be 10 new special teams coaches in 2022, a few more than the usual coaching carousel that impacts this position every year.
Below are the new special teams coaches for 2022:
BUFFALO Matt Smiley
CAROLINA Chris Tabor
CHICAGO Richard Hightower
DENVER Dwayne Stukes
GREEN BAY Rich Bisaccia
JACKSONVILLE Heath Farwell
RAMS Tom McMahon
CHARGERS Ryan Ficken
MINNESOTA Matt Daniels
SAN FRANCISCO Brian Schneider