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NFL free agency: Detroit Lions signing two-time Pro Bowl long snapper


Snuck right after Sunday’s bombshell that the Detroit Lions have actually accepted terms with protective back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson was a rather substantial unique groups move made by the group. According to numerous reports, the Lions are signing long snapper Jake McQuaide to a 1 year offer worth $1.3 million, consisting of a $152,500 finalizing reward. McQuaide is a substantial finalizing since the Lions had some problem at long snapper last season, as described by Pride of Detroit unique groups professional Hamza Baccouche in his complimentary representative profile of existing Lions long snapper Scott Daly: It was a rollercoaster of a season for Daly. As the Lions continued a carousel at kicker, they nearly needed to start one at long snapper, with Daly having a difficult stretch through the middle of the season. After a punt breeze skimmed the ground in Week 7 (his one fumble) and a PAT breeze did the exact same in Week 9, unique groups planner Dave Fipp concerned Daly’s defense. The Lions used Daly an unique rights totally free representative tender– basically ensuring that he’ll be on the lineup throughout offseason exercises– McQuaide might be thought about a substantial upgrade. He’s 35, having actually invested 10 years as the long snapper for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, overlapping time there with present Lions basic supervisor Brad Holmes. He has actually likewise made the Pro Bowl two times (2016, 2017). In 2015, McQuaide was the Cowboys’ long snapper, however he suffered a torn tricep in Week 4 and missed out on the remainder of the season. It appears the Lions will have a long snapper camp fight this year.

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