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Free Agency Update for Long Snappers after First Week

Free agency is one week old and it looks like most veteran long snappers are in place. Don Muhlbach did re-sign with the Lions for another season and Patrick Scales agreed to terms to return to the Bears for 2021. … Continue reading

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Day One of Veteran Free Agency for Long Snappers

Veteran free agency officially began at 4PM today and, prior to that deadline, two more snappers agreed to new deals. JJ Jansen is returning to Carolina and Casey Kreiter to the Giants, each on one-year deals. Two snappers will be … Continue reading

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Updated Look at Veteran Free Agency for Long Snappers

Veteran free agency in the NFL starts next week and new deals have taken two snappers off the market. Potential restricted free agent Trent Sieg has signed a new three-year deal with the Raiders and Clark Haris returns to the … Continue reading

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Post-Super Bowl Snapping Update; More Future Contracts and Veteran Free Agency

The NFL season finished yesterday with the Buccaneers Super Bowl win over the Chiefs. Congratulations to Tampa Bay snapper Zach Triner who, like many snappers, had an usual and indirect path to the NFL. Triner played lacrosse at Siena before … Continue reading

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NFL Special Teams Coaching Update

Although there were just a few special teams coaching changes after last season, this off-season in the NFL has been a different story with almost a dozen. With all of the vacancies now filled, below are the teams that will … Continue reading

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Rick Gosselin’s 2020 NFL Special Teams Rankings Released

The end of the NFL regular season means that NFL writer Rick Gosselin’s annual ranking of special teams units soon follow. Gosselin has been doing his rankings for the last 42 years. He ranks all 32 teams in 22 different … Continue reading

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NFL Draft Prospects in Post-Season Games/Events

Like most players, long snappers were hit hard by the pandemic during the NFL Draft process last year. That could be the case again this year, with the NFL Combine being virtual and many Pro Days in doubt. The post-season … Continue reading

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Divisional Round Long Snapping Update

The NFL playoffs continue this weekend with the Divisional Round, so it is a good time to provide the latest updates on the snapping position around the NFL. Teams that remain in the playoffs that have a snapper ready on … Continue reading

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Alabama’s Fletcher Wins Patrick Mannelly Award

In a virtual ceremony held on Saturday evening, Alabama long snapper Thomas Fletcher became the second recipient of the Patrick Mannelly Award for the best FBS senior snapper. Damon Johnson (USC) and Ryan Langan (Georgia Southern) were the other two … Continue reading

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Week Seventeen in Review

The NFL regular season is complete and all 256 games were played. Congratulations to Thomas Hennessy (Jets) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) who led all snappers with tackles in punt coverage, each totaling five. Lovato had one solo tackle as part … Continue reading

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