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One Long Snapping Battle Left After Cuts to 85

NFL teams were required to move from 90 active players to 85 today and that deadline forced the Texans to waive recently signed snapper Harrison Elliott. That leaves the battle between veteran Clark Harris and rookie Cal Adomitis in Cincinnati … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2022 Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List Announced

With college football season starting soon, the Watch List for the Patrick Mannelly Award, given annually to the snapper judged to be the best among all FBS teams, was announced today. The initial Watch List has 25 snappers, but there … Continue reading

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More Snappers Let Go as Training Camps Open

With some NFL training camps already underway, two long snappers were waived before camps opened. Antonio Ortiz (Bears) and Ross Reiter (Patriots) were both waived after being signed as undrafted rookie free agents. With these moves, just three clubs have … Continue reading

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Snapping Update After Mini-Camps

With NFL teams on break until training camps open in late July, there were a few additional snapping transactions. The Packers signed a mini-camp tryout rookie snapper, Jack Coco, to the active roster. Coco was used as Georgia Tech’s short … Continue reading

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CFL Season Starts Tonight

The CFL returns tonight and each of the nine teams will use a Canadian snapper like prior seasons. There has not been much change from the starting snappers from the 2021 season, as only Edmonton will have a new snapper, … Continue reading

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Rookie Mini-Camp Long Snappers

This weekend, 24 NFL teams conducted rookie mini-camps and most had a long snapper invited on a tryout basis. A total of 18 teams had at least one snapper on a tryout during mini-camp, either this past weekend or the … Continue reading

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Oritz Signed by Bears after Rookie Mini-Camp Tryout

Antonio Ortiz, a rookie snapper from TCU, was signed by the Bears after a tryout this weekend. Ortiz, who was also scheduled to tryout for the Cowboys next weekend, was one of six tryout players signed by Chicago. Eight teams … Continue reading

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NFL Draft Snapping Update

For the first time since 2014, no long snapper was selected in the NFL Draft this weekend. In addition, just one snapper, Cal Adomitis from Pitt, signed a free agent contract after the Draft. Adomitis signed with the Bengals, where … Continue reading

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USFL Season Underway

The USFL season got underway this weekend and, following a weather delay, the final game of the first week was completed last night. Each team is using the long snapper they selected in the initial or supplemental draft except for … Continue reading

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