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NFL snapping news

Snapping and Coaching Update as the NFL Pauses

While it is possible that veteran free agency may begin this week in the NFL, much of the football world is otherwise paused due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, news broke today that one potential veteran free agent long snapper, … 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

Posted in College, NFL, NFL Draft, Patrick Mannelly Award

Snapping News and Notes Before the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl this Sunday, it is a good time to catch-up on some snapping and snapping-related developments around the NFL over the past few weeks. Sunday’s game will include snappers James Winchester (Chiefs) and Kyle Nelson (Niners).  Winchester … Continue reading

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NFL Special Teams Unit Rankings

The end of the NFL regular season means that the annual rankings of each special teams unit in the NFL are finalized.  Rick Gosselin, who is famous for his compilation of 22 different kicking game categories, just published his ranking … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, NFL, Snapping in the Media

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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Week Sixteen in Review

The biggest snapping news during Week Sixteen occurred outside the lines, as Morgan Cox (Ravens) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) were voted the Pro Bowl long snappers.  While the selection of a Pro Bowl snapper is not unique since they have … Continue reading

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Week Fifteen in Review

Week Fifteen of the NFL season is done and was generally a quiet one for snappers.  The Broncos worked out three snappers earlier in the week, including rookies Jacob Bobenmoyer and Wes Farnsworth, along with Christian Kuntz. Two snappers, Hunter … Continue reading

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A Big Week for Long Snappers

This week is a very notable one for the long snapping position. On Saturday, the winner will be announced for the first annual Patrick Mannelly Award to be given to the top senior long snapper at the FBS level.  The … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Patrick Mannelly Award, Snapping in the Media

Week Fourteen in Review

Week Fourteen of the NFL season is complete and was a relatively quiet one for snappers.  It is worth noting that the Patriots had their fourth punt block of the season against the Chiefs and remain one of the better … Continue reading

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Week Thirteen in Review

Week Thirteen of the NFL season may mark the end of an era.  After battling wrist and knee injuries, the Giants placed veteran long snapper Zak DeOssie on injured reserve, which may mark the end of his career, at least … Continue reading

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