Dolphins, long snapper John Denney agree to extension


John Denney is the longest-tenured member of the Dolphins and it looks like the long snapper will be holding onto that title for a few more years.

Denney’s agent tweeted out a shot of Denney signing a contract extension with the Dolphins on Thursday that agent Ian Greengross said makes Denney the best-paid long snapper in the NFL. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the three-year deal, which kicks in after the season, averages out at a little bit more than $1.15 million per season.

Denney signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of BYU in 2005 and promptly won the snapping job. He has played in all 128 regular season games that the Dolphins have played since he joined the team and played well enough to earn two Pro Bowl selections as the AFC’s best long snapper.

If Denney were to continue his consecutive games streak through the life of the contract, he’d be at 192 games played as a Dolphin. That would rank him fourth in franchise history behind Dan Marino, Jason Taylor and Bob Kuchenberg.

13 responses to “Dolphins, long snapper John Denney agree to extension

  1. This is great news and all but I would really like to see a report of an O Lineman being signed or a couple of their injured O Lineman making it back to practice, etc. Go Fins!

  2. I used to believe LS was a position that should be manned by someone already filling a roster spot. I was mistaken, it really is quite a specific skill set that isn’t easily found.

  3. I always expect stupid sarcasm when it comes to my Dolphins, but LS is a very special skill, Denney is the best in the NFL, never misses a game and all this cost less than a measly (in NFL numbers, of course) $400K increase annually…. Your favorite Team should be so lucky!

  4. No, no, no, you’re supposed to yell “Dynasty!” when somebody resigns their longsnapper.

  5. The highest paid long snapper in the league. I mean, good for him being the top player in the NFL at his position. I guess if you have money to burn, then you might as well. Then again, maybe you could have saved a little bit of that money and paid Long to stay. Or brought in Eric Winston. Can Denney play tackle or guard?

  6. Man, what a great gig if you have the right skill to be a long snapper. My old college floormate was a long snapper and played several years in the NFL. He said it was even better than being a backup QB because he actually got to play some. Ask the Raiders what happens when you don’t sign a good long snapper on punts or field goal attempts. I’m not a fan of the Dolphins but good for Denney.

  7. dvnelson72 says:
    Aug 16, 2013 9:35 AM
    The last man standing from the Nick Saban error. Denney, congrats on being the only personnel move Saban made that worked.


    You know that moment, when being the quick-witted-cool-guy doesn’t work out for you?

  8. Paul Soliai was drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 draft by Cam Cameron.
    Nick Saban was already in Alabama.

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