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...
February 24, 2012
Tuesday's decision to let go of long snapper Ryan Pontbriand is a decision that the team could quickly regret.
Ryan Pontbriand's release seemed sudden, but that's how fast a long snapper can develop the yips.
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Ryan Pontbriand is the perfect comedic choice for a custom Cleveland Browns jersey.