NFL Long Snapping Landscape after Mini-Camps

With each team conducting rookie mini-camp the past two weekends, the long snapping landscape in the NFL is becoming a bit more clear.

First, the Jets signed veteran Thomas Hennessy to a new four-year contract earlier this month. Hennessy would have been an unrestricted free agent after this upcoming NFL season.

With respect to the NFL Draft, a total of six snappers signed undrafted free agent contracts. One, Broughton Hatcher from Old Dominion, was signed by the Packers after a mini-camp tryout. With his signing, the Packers waived its snapper from last season Jack Coco who was also signed following a tryout. Hatcher will compete with the recently-signed Matt Orzech.

A special mention is also warranted for Nick Boyle, who spent 8 seasons as a tight end with the Ravens and tried out with the Steelers as a long snapper this weekend.

There are also a number of unsigned veteran free agent snappers that may get calls as training camps approach or during the season. They are Josh Harris, Beau Brinkley, Matt Overton, Aaron Brewer, Tyler Ott and Carson Tinker.

Below is a chart summarizing the six snappers who signed contracts and 14 tryouts since the NFL Draft. If any tryouts were missed, please let me know at

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