Responding to terrible loss: Jaguars' new long snapper faced tragedy | jacksonville.com
Carson Tinker has lived a storybook life on the football field.A walk-on long snapper at Alabama, he played four years, started three and won three national championship rings with the Crimson Tide.Signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent last April, he beat out veteran Jeremy Cain and another rookie, Luke Ingram, to win the Jaguars’ long snapper job.Off the field, he hasn’t been so fortunate.
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I was surprised by the release of Paul Hazel. He was a rookie defensive end who showed good pass-rush ability in practice and also had shown it against third-team offensive linemen. But considering he also was undersized it’s easy to see why the team didn’t feel it could keep him on the active roster. Beyond that, there were really no surprises. The most noteworthy release was that of long snapper Jeremy Cain. Carson Tinker won the long snapper job, and considering he’s a rookie, the move made sense. The Jaguars are building for the long haul, and if Tinker works it figures he could be the long snapper for the foreseeable future – and at an affordable price.
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