Update: As of Saturday, the reported longsnapper who signed with the Seahawks took to Twitter to seemingly deny the truth of that report. Please keep that in mind as you read below, which may now be inconsequential.
Before the Seattle Seahawks have reported the release of any players this weekend, they’ve apparently added one.
According to Aaron Wilson, the Seahawks have signed longsnapper Tyler Ott. A graduate of Harvard in 2014, Ott went undrafted and signed with the New England Patriots after playing as a longsnapper and tight end in college. He was released long before final cuts that year, but re-signed in 2015. Let go two months later, Ott signed with the St. Louis Rams but was released again during final cuts. He was later picked up by the New York Giants, finally being activated for the first time in his career just before the final game of the season after the Giants had season-ending injuries to their longsnappers.
Seattle released veteran longsnapper Clint Gresham earlier in the year in an apparent cap-saving move, and have rotated through a number of players, most recently that being Nolan Frese. But Frese has struggled with consistency in the preseason. Head coach Pete Carroll attributed his poor play to a shoulder injury, but either way, it looks like that job is far from decided and Ott may be replacing Frese.