Buccaneers add long snapper Drew Ferris

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of long snapper Drew Ferris to a futures contract on Thursday.

Ferris has spent time on the offseason rosters of the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks the last two seasons but has not been on a regular season roster.

Garrison Sanborn served as the long snapper for the Buccaneers last season but is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March.

Ferris went to school at the University of Florida.

1 responses to “Buccaneers add long snapper Drew Ferris

  1. The long snapper has a lot to do with the Seahawks’ fortunes. To save salary cap space, they got rid of their long snapper Clint Gresham, even though he wasn’t making a ton of money, and they began having trouble with their field goal kicking. The snap from the new long snapper was sometimes too high, and the additional split second that it took for the holder to bring it down throws off the timing of the kicker Steven Hauschka, and as a result he missed a few of them pulling the ball to the left because he was already beginning his windup when he kicked the ball.

    Since Hauschka had a contract paying him multi-million dollars per season, Seattle got rid of him thinking that it was his fault. They saved salary cap space signing Blair Walsh. Hauschka regained his accuracy when he went to another team with a better long snapper. The rest, they say, is history.

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