The Broncos have signed longsnapper Jacob Bobenmoyer to the roster. Is Casey Kreiter unexpectedly on his way out of Denver?
The Denver Broncos have not been quiet so far this offseason, and made an especially surprising move in signing a new long snapper to the roster -- former Northern Colorado product Jacob Bobenmoyer -- which may put Casey Kreiter's future with the team in jeopardy.
The Broncos announced they signed Bobenmoyer on Twitter. Mike Klis, who first reported the move, noted that the Broncos were impressed with his athleticism and snapping velocity throughout the 2019 season, which included a tryout with the team last Spring.
Bobenmoyer is a former long snapper from Northern Colorado who also played as an edge rusher in college. Bobenmoyer went undrafted, and this will be his first real NFL opportunity. He has worked out for the Broncos twice, once at rookie minicamp and once in December 2019. He left without a contract offer after both workouts, but it appears that the Broncos have now decided to give him a real chance with no other snappers currently on the roster.
What is so surprising about this roster move is that it shows likely intention that the Broncos plan to move on from their current long snapper, Casey Kreiter. This is the first sign that the Broncos were not planning on including Kreiter in their future plans. Kreiter, who has been with the team since 2016, received Pro Bowl Honors in 2019 and has been more than solid for the Broncos.
Kreiter received a one year extension in 2019 and with his contract now expired, it appears that the Denver Broncos have decided his fate, unless they plan on keeping both long snappers on the roster. That seems a bit unlikely.
The Broncos may be looking to add some youth to the special teams unit with Bobenmoyer the first domino to fall. Casey Kreiter will turn 30 in August. Bobenmoyer will also be a much more affordable option, but with affordability comes inexperience. This would be Bobenmoyer's first NFL team and NFL action.
Overall, it will be interesting to see what the next few weeks brings for Casey Kreiter.