Chargers cut David Binn, team’s longest-tenured player

David Binn, a long snapper who has played with the San Diego Chargers for longer than any player in franchise history, is out of a job.

The Chargers announced today that they have released Binn after 17 seasons with the team.

“I’ve known David since he came to the Chargers as an unknown long snapper in 1994, our Super Bowl season, and getting to know David has been a privilege,” Chargers President Dean Spanos said in a statement. “David has been the consummate Charger; everything we want in a player and a person. The Chargers are fortunate to have had David. I’m definitely going to miss him around here.”

The 39-year-old Binn is the Chargers’ all-time leader in games played and consecutive games played, he’s been a Pro Bowler and he was the only player left on the roster who was with the Chargers when they went to the Super Bowl after the 1994 season. Among his many other accomplishments, he’s also been romantically linked to Pamela Anderson.

Binn will be replaced by Mike Windt, who stepped in as a rookie long snapper last year after Binn was lost for the season with an injury. There’s no word yet on whether Binn will try to catch on elsewhere, or whether he’s ready to call it a career.

11 responses to “Chargers cut David Binn, team’s longest-tenured player

  1. Spanos has known Binns since he came to the team as an “unknown long snapper” in 1994. We’ve only known him since he was cut as an unkown long snapper in 2011.

  2. “Among his many other accomplishments, he’s also been romantically linked to Pamela Anderson.”

    David Binn “There Done That”

  3. He is still an “unknown long snapper”. Guy plays 17 years in the league and I bet half the Chargers fans don’t even know him.

    And dating Pamela Anderson at one time? Not sure who that was a step up for.

  4. Aww man! What am I gonna do with my custom #50 David Binn powder blue throwback jersey now!

  5. I graduated high school in 1994. So this is the last guy from that era playing, apart from a punter or two, eh? I feel old.

    Binn put in many years of great service to his team and almost nobody knew who he was.

    Enjoy the next chapter, DB!

  6. The fact that other team’s fans don’t know him tells you that he did his job. All you ask from a long snapper is not to **** it up, and he was steady as a rock.

  7. He became a minor celebrity in Australia in 1995 as he was a long snapper for the first Aussie Rules to NFL player, Darren Bennett. Bennett made the pro bowl that season and there were plenty of stories about an Aussie showing Americans how to play their own game. He always mentioned his long snapper. Then in 1999 the Chargers and Broncos came out to Australia for a preseason game that was telecast in prime-time. The next day, after Bennett had 3 punts, the media were all saying ” is that all a punter does, what a scam.” Interest in the NFL died in Australia that day.

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