View Full Version : Steelers claim long snapper Brandon Hartson off waivers from the Chiefs

04-19-2015, 06:01 PM
By Josh Alper
April 19, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT
Steelers add a long snapper

The Steelers signed Jordan Berry last week in a move that gave them three punters on their present roster.

It would be hard for Berry and Richie Leone to get enough work to know if they are viable alternatives to Brad Wing without enough people on hand to snap the ball to them, though. The Steelers remedied that this weekend.

Pittsburgh claimed long snapper Brandon Hartson off of waivers from the Chiefs and added him to the club. He joins Greg Warren as long snappers on the teamís offseason roster.

If Hartson were to unseat Warren, it would be the first change at the position since Mike Tomlin became head coach. Warren joined the Steelers in 2005, two years before Tomlin replaced Bill Cowher, and has played in all but 11 regular season games since then. Warren, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker James Harrison (who once replaced an injured Warren as a snapper with bad results for the Steelers) and tight end Heath Miller are the only players currently on the Steelers who were present for the teamís three Super Bowl appearances from 2005-2010.

Hartson has gone to training camp with the Bears the last two years and signed a future contract with the Chiefs in January. Heís never played a regular season game.

04-19-2015, 07:15 PM
Finally they've addressed the need for an extra long snapper! I sure hope they can find another guy that can hold place kicks before the opening of training camp....

04-19-2015, 08:36 PM
Super Bowl is a lock now!
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04-19-2015, 10:02 PM
You know what?

Here's betting he can play Center!

04-20-2015, 10:58 AM
You know what?

Here's betting he can play Center!

He weighs like 240lbs, he isn't playing Center in our lifetimes.

04-20-2015, 11:31 AM
Good ... now we can get rid of that overrated Pouncey character. :stirpot

04-20-2015, 02:54 PM
Not sure if he can play center but he's probably better than Cam Thomas at defense end.

Captain Lemming
04-20-2015, 09:57 PM
He weighs like 240lbs, he isn't playing Center in our lifetimes.

The next Mike Webster :)