Category Archives: NFL

NFL snapping news

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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Chargers Release Veteran Windt

The end of the second week of the NFL preseason brought another dramatic move at the snapping position, as the Chargers released veteran Mike Windt.  Windt signed with the Chargers in October of 2010 and had been a steady 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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Andrew East Interviews the Man Who Took His Job

Long snapper Andrew East has been with multiple NFL teams since he entered the NFL in 2015.  Most recently, he was waived by the Redskins after replacing the injured Nick Sundberg for the final three games of last season. East’s … Continue reading

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An Extensive Examination of Icing the Kicker in the NFL and College

Long snappers are critical to every successful kick, especially on field goal attempts.  Icing the kicker, by calling a timeout before the kick, is a tactic that some coaches have employed as part of normal game strategy. Nathan Cooper of … 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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