After releasing Aaron Brewer before the start of free agency, the Denver Broncos will be hosting long snapper tryouts for a spot on the 53-man roster.
This position is not the most well known, but it is important for punters and kickers in order for them to have a chance to make an impact on field position or points. However, the Broncos currently have a void in the position and they plan to address it.
Mike Klis of 9 News Denver has reported that the Denver Broncos will host a long snapper tryout on Thursday. As we know, the Broncos have a void due to the release of veteran long snapper Aaron Brewer.
Klis points out that the release of Aaron Brewer was due to behavioral reasons, which really intrigues me as to what exactly that was. Either way, it must have been big to warrant his release. Now we will see who will be snapping the football to the punter or the holder for Brandon McManus.
Some of the names that will be at the long snapper tryouts are former Cleveland Browns’ long snapper Christian Yount and Syracuse long snapper Sam Rodgers.
Another name to keep an eye on is Harrison Elliott, which was reported by Nicki Jhabvala. According to our own Sayre Bedinger, the Broncos attended Elliott’s pro day last season.
It will be interesting to see who the Denver Broncos select as their long snapper. Although, I believe that the front runner could be Elliott since they have seen a little bit of him last year. I’d like to see if Elliott improved at all.
Even though the long snapper position is not talked about a whole lot, it is a very key position for the Denver Broncos. The only time that the position is talked about is if the long snapper does something to put his name in a bad light. A prime example is Trey Junkin in the 2002 NFC Wild Card game.
We will keep you updated on the development of the long snapper tryouts as they become available to us here at Predominantly Orange.