For a short period in Seattle, following Clint Gresham’s departure from the Seahawks, the team went through a frustrating patch of poor long snapping—the forgettable Nolan Frese era. It’s an entirely absurd thing for a team to have to worry about. Luckily, they shouldn’t have to for the foreseeable future.
Long snapper Tyler Ott, who has played in all 32 games for Seattle over the last two seasons, has signed a multi-year contract extension, according to the team’s official website. The exact terms were not disclosed.
Ott, an undrafted free agent out of Harvard following the 2014 NFL Draft, spent time with the Bengals, Rams and Giants before solidifying his place in the NFL with the Seahawks. Since landing in Seattle, long snapping has been a non-issue for the team, as it should be.
A key part of the Seahawks’ run atop Football Outsiders’ DVOA rankings earlier this decade was their strong special teams, and the consistency they got from the trio of Jon Ryan, Steven Hauschka and Gresham. Now, Seattle again has their specialists locked up together for the next couple of years in Ott, Jason Myers and Michael Dickson.