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Some Additional Long Snapper Transactions

Last week brought a few new long snapping transactions in the NFL. The Ravens waived Brian Khoury, who they signed earlier this year, leaving just Nick Moore on the roster. The Patriots signed first-year snapper Wes Farnsworth, who has prior … Continue reading

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Snapping Situation After Rookie Mini-Camps

Rookie mini-camps are complete and it does not appear either of the two snappers who received tryouts were signed. If that remains accurate, only four snappers from this year’s Draft class earned contracts, as two snappers were drafted and two … Continue reading

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Long Snapping Update For Mini-Camps

After two long snappers were drafted and two signed free agent deals, there have been three additional moves this past week. Scott Daly, from the 2018 Draft class, has signed with the Lions. Daly initially signed with the Cowboys in … Continue reading

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Two Snappers Drafted; At Least Two Sign Undrafted Free Agent Deals

Long snapping was in the spotlight today for a great reason, as two long snappers were selected in the Sixth Round of the NFL Draft. Alabama’s Thomas Fletcher was taken by the Panthers as the 38th pick (222 overall) and … Continue reading

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Another Challenging NFL Draft Likely for Snappers

After last year’s NFL Draft that consisted of just a few Pro Days and no rookie mini-camps or tryouts, I wrote about the particular challenges for long snappers. With this year’s Draft starting Thursday, it could be another difficult time … 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 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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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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Veterans Snappers Have an Advantage This Season

This is an NFL season unlike any other due to the global pandemic. COVID impacted the NFL Draft immediately and, for snappers, limited the opportunities for rookies and younger players. One snapper was drafted and just a few others signed … Continue reading

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