This has to be the largest contract in the league for a long-snapper, I thought to myself upon seeing this news. Turns out, I was very wrong.
There are TWELVE long-snappers that make more on a per-year basis than McDermott is set to make on his new deal, per Spotrac. Who are they? John Denney of the Dolphins and Beau Brinkley of the Titans lead the way at $1.15 million, and they’re joined above $1 million by Morgan Cox of the Ravens, Garrison Sanborn of the Bills, L.P. Ladouceur of the Cowboys, J.J. Jansen of the Panthers, Zak DeOssie of the Giants, Jon Condo of the Raiders, Don Muhlbach of the Lions, Greg Warren of the Steelers, Jon Dorenbos of the Eagles, and Kyle Nelson of the 49ers.
Lance Moore is calling it a career.
The Atlanta Falcons on Monday announced that the veteran wide receiver is retiring from the NFL after more than a decade of action.
Moore, 33, played for three different teams over 10 seasons, but is best known for his eight productive campaigns with the New Orleans Saints, who saw the deep threat pile up 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns off 346 catches. His big-play chemistry with quarterback Drew Brees was at its peak during the 2012 campaign, when Moore ripped through defenses for 1,041 yards and six scores.
The Eagles won’t be doing any more live hitting during training camp. Coach Doug Pederson didn’t describe that as a change in plans. Rather, Pederson said, the team has just finished six days with a lot of contact and several injuries. “I just have to look at the overall health of the football team,” Pederson said. “It’s not about getting somebody hurt, but it’s about protecting the guys out here. They have been doing an excellent job.” — Phil Sheridan
Receiver Jamison Crowder won’t play in Thursday’s game against Atlanta because of tightness in his hamstring. Crowder has been running at practice, and it’s not an issue the Redskins think will linger. It provides third-year Ryan Grant a chance to get good work Thursday; Grant has been a training camp all-star each of the past two summers, but his production in the regular season has been limited. With Crowder, Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and first-round pick Josh Doctson on board, Grant needs to find a way to get on the field, so he can’t waste opportunities. — John Keim