The Philadelphia Eagles worked out three free agents on Tuesday: Andrew East, Jimmy Landes, Jeff Overbaugh.
What’s something all three of these players share in common? Well, you probably already know since you read the headline, but the answer is they’re all long snappers.
The Eagles didn’t sign any of these players (yet), so Rick Lovato’s job is safe for now. But these workouts do raise an eyebrow.
Lovato beat out the great Jon Dorenbos, the Eagles’ longest tenured player at the time, to become Philly’s new long snapper this season. He hasn’t made any major notable mistakes, but I do recall a high snap in the Eagles-Panthers game. Maybe he’s had a part in some of the extra points that Jake Elliott has been missing lately (three in the last two games).
Perhaps the Eagles are just trying to light a fire under Lovato. Or maybe they’re seriously considering changing long snappers. We’ll see.
In the meantime, get to know a little more about each player. Note that none of them have regular season experience.
Andrew East: 26 years old. Undrafted out of Vanderbilt in 2015. Has spent time on offseason rosters with the Chiefs, Seahawks, Raiders and Rams.
Jimmy Landes: 25 years old. Sixth round pick out of Baylor in the 2016 NFL Draft. Missed rookie season due to shoulder injury. Waived by the Detroit Lions in June 2017 and has been out of the league since.
Jeff Overbaugh: 23 years old. Undrafted out of San Diego State in 2015. Spent some offseason with the Broncos, Rams, and most recently the Bears.