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How Jets' Brant Boyer would have handled Eagles' long-snapping conundrum

What would the Jets have done if they lost both of their long snappers? Watch video FLORHAM PARK -- Brant Boyer has dealt with his fair share of obstacles in his first season as the Jets special teams coordinator. A rookie punter, aging kicker, revolving door of players on his coverage units, just to name a few. But long snapper...
December 15, 2016

Jets botch punt snap, Ravens lead 7-0

The Jets are losing, which is familiar enough this season, but the way they went down 7-0 shows a little creativity. A snap from long snapper Tanner Purdum to punter Lachlan Edwards flew through Edwards’ hands and into the end zone where it was recovered by Ravens wide receiver Chris Moore for a touchdown. It’s…
Via Pro Football Talk
October 23, 2016

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

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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