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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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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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Free Agency Update for Long Snappers after First Week

Free agency is one week old and it looks like most veteran long snappers are in place. Don Muhlbach did re-sign with the Lions for another season and Patrick Scales agreed to terms to return to the Bears for 2021. … Continue reading

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Updated Look at Veteran Free Agency for Long Snappers

Veteran free agency in the NFL starts next week and new deals have taken two snappers off the market. Potential restricted free agent Trent Sieg has signed a new three-year deal with the Raiders and Clark Haris returns to the … 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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Rick Gosselin’s 2020 NFL Special Teams Rankings Released

The end of the NFL regular season means that NFL writer Rick Gosselin’s annual ranking of special teams units soon follow. Gosselin has been doing his rankings for the last 42 years. He ranks all 32 teams in 22 different … Continue reading

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Divisional Round Long Snapping Update

The NFL playoffs continue this weekend with the Divisional Round, so it is a good time to provide the latest updates on the snapping position around the NFL. Teams that remain in the playoffs that have a snapper ready on … 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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