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Bucs long snapper Economos tears Achilles’ tendon

Bucs G.M. Mark Dominik revealed in his pre-draft press conference Thursday that deep snapper Andrew Economos has torn his Achilles’ tendon.

The Bucs are unsure of Economos’ recovery timetable, and whether he’ll be ready for the 2011 campaign. Achilles’ tears are often career-threatening injuries for NFL players, though it’s unclear how one would impact a long snapper.

We’d tentatively guess Economos won’t be playing next season.

Economos, who turns 29 in two months, has been the Bucs’ long snapper for the past two seasons.

He signed a five-year, $4 million extension in June of 2008.

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8 Responses to “Bucs long snapper Economos tears Achilles’ tendon”
  1. puntpasskick says: Apr 21, 2011 3:17 PM

    That’s a nice chunk of change to toss a football 5-10 yards behind you.

  2. hobartbaker says: Apr 21, 2011 3:28 PM

    Economos’ long tendon snapped like he was an ancient Greek or something.

  3. cside3 says: Apr 21, 2011 3:56 PM

    If the players and teams aren’t supposed to have any contact, how does the team know about this?

  4. awhite46 says: Apr 21, 2011 3:58 PM

    Sad to hear, I was an intern with the Jags when he was in camp there. Didn’t win the job but nice guy.

  5. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 21, 2011 4:24 PM

    Call up Trey Junkin…

    -Suddenly Depressed Giants Fan

  6. prmpft says: Apr 21, 2011 6:21 PM

    …ouch! that’s not gonna be very Economo-cal for them…

  7. murraysons says: Apr 21, 2011 7:38 PM

    Hobart baker is not funny. Why must he make dumb jokes on every post? Whyyyyyyy

  8. murraysons says: Apr 21, 2011 7:43 PM

    You never hear about a long snapper for a good reason.. The fact that we know trey junkins name means something memorable happened, and not a good kind of memorable.

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