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With Lonie Paxton unavailable, the Broncos today signed former San Diego Chargers’ long snapper David Binn, 39, to step into the role against New England Saturday. Binn is renowned as one of the best at the craft in NFL history, but this is how long he was at it before the Chargers released him last summer. He was part of one of the most fun stories I’ve ever done — my Sporting News cover story on long snappers. It ran in October 1995. (Archive version here.) The Vikings’ Mike Morris, now a talk-show host in Minneapolis, was on the cover, and I spent the most time with him, but also checked in with other long snappers around the league, both in person and on the phone. Most of them were nuts. And I mean that in a good way. Here’s the passage on Binn: David Binn, Chargers He was a good high school player in San Mateo, then walked on at the University of California, claiming he could make himself indispensable as a snapper. Before long, Binn was lining up for the first time, against...
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