Report: 49ers’ long snapper Kyle Nelson suspended 10 games

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The 49ers will be needing a new long snapper.

Kyle Nelson, who has served as the 49ers’ long snapper for every game of the last five seasons, has been suspended for the next 10 weeks, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

That means Nelson will miss the last four games of this season and be required to sit out the first six games of next season.

The 49ers worked out several long snappers last week. There was no public explanation given for that at the time, but the team must have known the suspension was coming.

Nelson is in the final year of his contract, so he’ll be a free agent in March. It may be tough for him to catch on anywhere with teams knowing he won’t be available to them for the first six games, but he will be eligible to spend the offseason with any team that signs him.

15 responses to “Report: 49ers’ long snapper Kyle Nelson suspended 10 games

  1. When you lose your LONG SNAPPER… for 10 games… things really are not going your way.

  2. According to the NFL punishment matrix, a 10-week punishment is administered for murder of 10 or more people or tossing a cigarette butt out the window while driving. Contributing factor is also the team you play for.

  3. 10 game suspension for juicing….but ZERO games for hitting and kicking a woman(well, until TMZ made the NFL look stupid!)

  4. Is there even a single solitary person in that entire god-forsaken city that has even a shred of decency or morality? What a trainwreck…

  5. 10 games – sounds like he did something that embarrassed the league.

    My guess is that Kyle’s the guy who blacklisted Kaepernick

  6. topnflfan says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    According to the NFL punishment matrix, a 10-week punishment is administered for murder of 10 or more people or tossing a cigarette butt out the window while driving. Contributing factor is also the team you play for.

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    Add in a partially deflated football (along with the requisite circumstantial evidence and blind ignorance of the facts) and it jumps up to 39 games.

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