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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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Ferguson and Wirtel Invited to NFL Scouting Combine

For the first time since 2017, the NFL Scouting Combine at the end of this month will feature two long snappers.  Blake Ferguson (LSU) and Steven Wirtel (Iowa State) have both been invited to the Combine. Both snappers were also … Continue reading

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Post-Season Update for Top College Snappers

With college football season nearly complete, it is a good time to review some news regarding the top college snappers participating in post-season games and earning post-season honors. In the All-Star games, Steven Wirtel (Iowa State) and Blake Ferguson (LSU) … Continue reading

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Week Seventeen in Review

Week Seventeen and the NFL regular season of 256 games is now complete.  Thomas Hennessy (Jets) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) each had four tackles in punt coverage this season, including three solo, to lead all snappers. The 2019 season was … Continue reading

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Jaguars Claim Orzech; Release Overton

NFL rosters were officially set yesterday but a lot of shuffling still takes place during the next few days.  The snapper position is usually not impacted but today was different as the Jaguars claimed rookie Matthew Orzech off waivers from … Continue reading

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Roster Cutdown Day Impacts Long Snappers

It has been a busy week at the snapping position and final roster cuts to 53 players brought some closure to a few training camp battles.  Before final cuts, the Raiders released Andrew DePaola in favor of Trent Sieg and … Continue reading

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Snapping Moves After Preseason Week One

With the first week of NFL preseason games complete, there have been a handful of transactions at the snapping position.  Most recently, veteran Kevin McDermott was released by the Vikings, leaving drafted rookie Austin Cutting as the Minnesota snapper. Andrew … Continue reading

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College and NFL Snapping Odds and Ends

With NFL training camps opening today, the college season is not far behind.  Things are already heating up for snappers and will continue August 1st, when The Patrick Mannelly Award, for which I am honored to be one of the … Continue reading

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