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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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Summary of NFL Draft Snapping Transactions

NFL rookie mini-camps ended Sunday and below is a summary of the recent activity at the snapping position regarding those drafted, signed or offered tryouts since the NFL Draft.  Only certain mini-camp tryouts are made public and some are reported … Continue reading

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Experienced Snappers Earn Mini-Camp Tryouts

While many NFL team either sign or invite rookie long snappers into mini-camp, some teams use the opportunity to invite an experienced snapper.  At least three snappers with prior mini-camp experience have earned tryouts again this season. The three that … Continue reading

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Cutting Drafted by Vikings; Other Snapper Signings and Tryouts

At least one snapper has been drafted each of the last five NFL Drafts, as Austin Cutting from Air Force kept the streak going when he was selected by the Vikings in the Seventh Round today.  Cutting is reportedly working … Continue reading

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Snapping Update Before the NFL Draft

With the NFL Draft at the end of this month, it is a good time for an update on recent developments at the snapping position.  Three unrestricted free agent snappers have signed one-year deals to rejoin their teams. They are … Continue reading

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