Snapper Signings and Tryouts as Preseason Gets Underway

The NFL slate of preseason games is starting and a few teams made moves and continued their evaluations in case of emergency at the snapping position.

In the past week, the Panthers waived last year’s Sixth Round pick Thomas Fletcher and the Packers did the same with Steven Wirtel, who spent the final half of last season in Green Bay.

The only team to add a snapper was the Texans, who added Harrison Elliott to the roster while Jon Weeks was out for medical reasons. Elliott is from the 2015 NFL Draft class and has prior mini-camp experience with the Broncos and Colts. With these moves, just the Bengals and Texans currently have two snappers on the roster.

The Packers and Broncos are two teams that have used the past week to evaluate other snapping options by conducting tryouts.

The Packers worked out rookie Antonio Ortiz, who signed with the Bears after rookie mini-camp before being waived, and Mitch Fraboni, who most recently snapped for Pittsburgh in the USFL.

The Broncos have worked out nine snappers in two separate workouts the past few days. The first one featured veterans Kameron Canaday, Joe Fortunato, Ryan Navarro and Matt Overton, while the most recent workout included rookies Tucker Addington, Adam Higuera, Cameron Kaye, Antonio Ortiz and Ross Reiter.

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