Author Archives: longsnap

COVID Impacts on the Long Snapping Position

The COVID pandemic has impacted football’s return and the long snapping position has been altered as well.   Two snappers, rookie Blake Ferguson (Dolphins) and Hunter Bradley (Packers), were placed on the COVID reserve list, although Ferguson is now cleared … Continue reading

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2020 Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List Announced

The second annual Patrick Mannelly Award will be given this December to the top FBS senior long snapper. Today, 20 seniors were announced as part of the initial Pre-Season Watch List and a few others under strong consideration will be … Continue reading

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NFL Camps Open Under Unusual Circumstances

All NFL teams have now started training camps in the time of COVID.  This year will be unlike any other and some recent adjustments, such as the mandate of 80 player rosters, has already cost one snapper his shot.  Anthony … Continue reading

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Phil Steele’s 2020 Preseason All-American Team Long Snappers

While it is unclear what the college football season will look like at the FBS level this year, one encouraging sign is the release last week of Phil Steele’s excellent annual College Football Preview.  As usual, Steele’s publication is the only … Continue reading

Posted in College, NFL Draft, Patrick Mannelly Award, Snapping in the Media

One Snapping Move and One Coaching Change

Since the Draft, there has not been much snapping news to report, largely due to the pandemic.  In what may the last snapping move for some time, the Cowboys recently added Joe Fortunato.  Fortunato has been persistent in trying to … Continue reading

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Additional Snapping Moves After the Draft

While the Dolphins, Raiders, Jaguars and Lions added rookie snappers after the Draft, some other snappers were let go as a result of those additions.  The Dolphins waived Taybor Pepper and the Lions did the same with James Fisher. The … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2020 NFL Draft

As an agent for over 25 years, the NFL Draft is filled with many different and competing emotions.  There is excitement, nervousness and, frequently, frustration and disbelief.  As I look back at the 2020 NFL Draft, it was a vivid … Continue reading

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NFL Draft Pick and Signings for Snappers

The streak of at least one long snapper being drafted continued today, as the Dolphins selected LSU long snapper Blake Ferguson in the Sixth Round.  At least three other snappers will sign undrafted free agent contracts, including client Liam McCullough … Continue reading

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Kreiter Signs with Giants; Two XFL Snappers Sign NFL Deals

Veteran snappers rarely change teams in free agency, but it happened yesterday.  Former Broncos snapper Casey Kreiter signed a one-year deal with the Giants.  The Giants already have Colin Holba on the roster and previously signed Drew Scott after the … Continue reading

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Veteran Free Agency Update for Long Snappers

The only real news coming from the sports world is the NFL and veteran free agency.  That includes a number of snappers that have reached new deals, either just prior to, or right after, the start of free agency. Of … Continue reading

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