Miami Dolphins sign new long snapper in Winston Chapman

Winston Chapman will try to earn the long snapper spot with Miami. (Team Jackson Kicking)

Winston Chapman will try to earn the long snapper spot with Miami. (Team Jackson Kicking)

It’s typically the most overlooked position on the field, but teams can’t afford any issues with their long snappers.

Surprisingly, it looks like the Dolphins will have a competition at that spot this offseason. Miami announced today that it signed 24-year-old long snapper Winston Chapman, who had a strong career at Mississippi State before tearing his ACL in 2015. This is his first NFL contract.

The interesting part of this pickup is that it threatens the longest-tenured player on the team, John Denney. Denney, a 38-year-old unrestricted free agent, has been with the Dolphins since 2005 and survived five coaching changes.

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