Week Sixteen in Review

Week Sixteen is complete and, while it was tough week for kickers, snappers generally performed well. There was a rare snapping change in New England, as Joe Cardona was placed on injured reserve with a torn tendon in his foot, ending his season.

Cardona partially tore the tendon on December 12th but played through it last week. The Patriots will use Tucker Addington the rest of the season and he snapped well Saturday. Cardona’s 140 consecutive game streak ended due to the injury, but he is expected to be ready in the spring.

There may be another change at the snapping position coming in Arizona. Aaron Brewer suffered a torn pec Sunday and placed on injured reserve. It is unclear what the Cardinals plan to do at snapper for the remaining two games of the season.

The Broncos fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett yesterday and it also cost Dwayne Stokes his job as special teams coach. Mike Mallory will take his place for at least the final two games.

Congrats to Morgan Cox (Titans) and Andrew DePaola (Vikings) for being the two Pro Bowl snappers. For Cox, it is his fifth career selection to the Pro Bowl.

Five snappers recorded tackles in punt coverage this week. Cox, Cal Adomitis (Bengals) and Christian Kuntz (Steelers) had solo tackles, while clients Liam McCullough (Falcons) and Patrick Scales (Bears) added assists.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Sixteen is below.

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