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Oh snap! Life of an NFL long snapper a pressure-packed gig

NEW YORK (AP) As the family legend goes, Tanner Purdum was about 3 when he reached down and grabbed a football, crouched and launched it between his legs for the first time. The ball didn't travel very far, but a long snapper was born. ''For me, I could do that before I could even throw,'' said Purdum, entering his sixth season with the New York Jets. ''Whenever I could do it without...
Via Associated Press
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tanner Purdum snaps back into Jets' lineup

In the midst of the New York Jets' free agent signing spree, they made a rather under-the-radar but still important move in re-signing long-snapper Tanner Purdum. According to the team's official... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets re-sign long snapper Purdum to 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have re-signed long snapper Tanner Purdum to a two-year contract. Purdum has been with the Jets for five seasons after signing with New York in 2010 and replacing long-time long snapper James Dearth. Purdum, an unrestricted free agent, has made 783 snaps on punt and field goals over 83 regular- and postseason games with a fumble, wild snap or penalty...
Via Associated Press
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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