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49ers add Pontbriand, 3rd long snapper on roster

The 49ers might lead the league in one obscure category: long snappers. San Francisco signed former Browns long snapper Ryan Pontbriand to a one-year contract Thursday, making the two-time Pro Bowler the third long...
Via SFgate
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Should Not Have Waived Ryan Pontbriand

Tuesday's decision to let go of long snapper Ryan Pontbriand is a decision that the team could quickly regret.
Via Football Nation
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Sympathy is the prevailing emotion as Cleveland Browns ponder departure of snapper Ryan Pontbriand

Ryan Pontbriand's release seemed sudden, but that's how fast a long snapper can develop the yips.
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Browns: Long snapper Pontbriand no scapegoat

BERA -- Only the Cleveland Browns can make a folk hero out of their long snapper. And the Browns did it by releasing him. Back in 2003, Ryan Pontbriand cackled long and loud the day he was drafted by the Browns in the fifth round. He sounded as shocked to be taken by Butch Davis as fans and media were to hear of his selection. Long snappers are found, not drafted, but Davis and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Browns waive long snapper

The Browns have waived slumping long snapper Ryan Pontbriand. Two bad snaps by Pontbriand in the past three weeks have been costly for the Browns, who decided to part ways with the 32-year-old. Pontbriand's low snap on Sunday in Cincinnati threw off kicker Phil Dawson's timing and he missed a potential go-ahead 55-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Two weeks ago against...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Browns cut long snapper Pontbriand

The Cleveland Browns waived long snapper Ryan Pontbriand on Monday after a pair of bad snaps in recent weeks. Pontbriand's low snap on Sunday led to Phil Dawson missing a go-ahead 55-yard field goal in a loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. A week prior against the Rams, Pontbriand’s errant snap resulted in Dawson missing a short field goal in a 13-12 loss. Pontbriand had been...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Browns Waive Former Pro Bowler Ryan Pontbriand

So I guess Mike Polk will have to buy another jersey? Tony Grossi is reporting that the Browns have confirmed to him that they waived Ryan Pontbriand.  I find it pretty shocking, to be honest.  I know Pontbriand was “in a slump” of sorts, but we are really only talking about two mistakes.  The first one, which helped the Browns lose to the Rams was a deflection off of Alex...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Rare error by long snapper proves costly

Ryan Pontbriand has been called the best draft pick of the Butch Davis era. Since being a shocking fifth-round pick in 2003, Pontbriand has been one of best long snappers in the league. If a kick had to be made, Pontbriand was automatic. Just as automatic was placekicker Phil Dawson. In Sunday's home game against the Rams, Dawson made four field goals in blustery conditions...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

The Asymmetrical World of Ryan Pontbriand

Ever since he was selected in the fifth round of the the 2003 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns long snapper Ryan Pontbriand has been the personification of questionable draft day tactics.  The highest-drafted player of his position in the history of the league, the eight-year veteran has done nothing but quietly show up for work each and every day of his career, save for a five-game...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Mike Polk Kills With His Browns Reaction Video

This video was good enough that we’re giving it a slot today. Watch. Laugh. Cry. React. Enjoy. Ryan Pontbriand is the perfect comedic choice for a custom Cleveland Browns jersey.
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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