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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 30, 2012
The Ravens announced today that they have signed long snapper Patrick Scales who was with the team last summer. Scales, who went to Utah State, was brought into training camp last season to provide some competition for Morgan Cox. However, Cox won the job and Scales was released as part of the Ravens' roster cut down to 53 players. Cox had a solid 2011 season and certainly did nothing to lose his job, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh has said on several occasions that everybody will have competition in training camp.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Lauren Cox, the wife of Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox, was not amused by Drake's song about cheating athletes at the ESPYs this week. Cox wrote a rambling blog post Thursday titled " Drake, take your 'side pieces' and shove it " -- a sharp contrast to her other posts, which usually discuss Bible verses. It's a little hard to parse Cox's writing, but apparently she was incensed that the event celebrated Michael Sam coming out as the first openly gay current NFL player while Drake's performance made light of athletes' infidelities.
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August 16, 2010
When Morgan Cox became the Ravens' long snapper for the immediate future Saturday, he estimated he received 80 text messages and posts on his Facebook account congratulating him. But the rookie from Tennessee said he can't remain content with his standing on the team. "People are proud of me, but I take that with a grain of salt," Cox said after Monday's practice at McDaniel College in Westminster. "It's a job. It's not quite college, where I've got the next four years. There's always competition and there's always somebody behind me wanting my spot.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps ' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. ( SEE THEM ALL HERE. ) Name: Nate Adams (AKA @nate33adams ) Position: Long-snapper Measurables: 6 feet 2, 213 pounds High school: Greenway (Ariz.) Recruiter: Lyndon Johnson Finalists: Air Force Rankings: 247: 2*, No. 5 LS Rivals: 2* ESPN : 2*, No. 5 LS Stats/honors: 101 solo tackles, three receiving touchdowns; first-team All-State, Semper Fidelis All-American Quoted for emphasis: "Good luck trying to win a game without a long-snapper.
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By Edward Lee | September 23, 2012
Prior to his release in 2011, running back Willis McGahee had another role with the Ravens. He backed up Morgan Cox as the team's long snapper. Since then, however, the identity of the latest backup has been shrouded in mystery. Coach John Harbaugh deferred to special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg, who in turn declined to disclose the reserve's identity. But the value of a backup long snapper has been heightened after what happened to a pair of long snappers on the first weekend of the regular season.
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By Sam Farmer, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2011
PHILADELPHIA--The magic man is in his element. He's working a crowd in the back room of a Philadelphia sports bar, his baseball cap turned backward and the sleeves of his sweat shirt pushed up over his thick forearms. A dozen men are huddled around him, transfixed. That's not because he's Jon Dorenbos, long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles. It's that he's holding a deck of playing cards, effortlessly riffling them with one hand, sometimes shooting them to the other in a graceful arch.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun Staff Writer | June 5, 1995
The Baltimore Football Club reduced its roster to 60 yesterday by cutting 18 players, including one who was with the team throughout its inaugural season.Veteran defensive lineman Scott Miller, who appeared in all 21 games last year as Baltimore's long snapper, was released along with 17 rookies on the day the Canadian Football League required teams to pare rosters to 65 players."It's tough to let a guy go like that. Scotty did a lot of good things for us last year, and he's one of the hardest working guys we had," said assistant general manager Jim Popp.
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By Juan C. Rodriguez and Tribune Newspapers | January 30, 2010
- Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen predicted he would one day receive Jon Condo's gratitude for giving him the long snapper assignment. Condo's response: "I was like, 'Yeah, OK, whatever.' " Friedgen didn't share Condo's nearsightedness. Condo was a redshirt freshman simply looking for more playing time. The Terps' long snapper job opened, giving him an opportunity. He has parlayed that into a Pro Bowl selection. Having completed his third season with the Oakland Raiders, Condo planned to spend this week settling into a Hermosa Beach, Calif.
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July 22, 2010
At times last season, Matt Katula was surrounded by news cameras, took up sizable amounts of newsprint and was the subject of Internet message boards. And he hated every moment of it. Katula is a long snapper, and his job is to snap the football during punting and kicking situations, impede a wall of rushers intent on blocking the ball, and get off the field. Last year, those tasks sometimes included dealing with the media after Katula was responsible for off-target snaps that contributed to a few missed field-goal attempts by Billy Cundiff.
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November 15, 2011
Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox has been named the team's 2011 Ed Block Courage Award recipient. Here's the full news release:   The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation has announced that LS Morgan Cox is the recipient of the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award for the Baltimore Ravens. Cox was the lone undrafted rookie free agent to make the Ravens' 53-man roster during the 2010 campaign. In his first NFL season, he snapped for a pair of specialists who earned Pro Bowl honors, starting kicker Billy Cundiff and first-alternate punter Sam Koch.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
The latest member of the Terps football team's Class of 2014 doesn't have any readily available stats - no touchdowns, no sacks  - because there aren't any mainstream metrics by which you can measure a long-snapper. Greenway's (Phoenix, Ariz.) Nate Adams announced his commitment to Maryland on Thursday, and it's an unusual one, for this reason: Long-snappers typically are walk-ons, not scholarship players. That doesn't mean they're unworthy. "Good luck trying to win a game without a long-snapper," long-snapping instructor Chris Rubio said.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
They are the three best friends that anyone could have. Sam Koch, Morgan Cox and Justin Tucker are pretty much inseparable. Whether they are taking on Joe Flacco and Michael Oher in a heated game of cornhole, hitting the Las Vegas strip in the offseason, or helping the Ravens win football games with clean snaps and clutch kicks, you rarely spot one member of "the Wolf Pack" without seeing the other two trailing a step behind. "We're all three kind of strung from the same bean and have a lot of fun out there," Koch said.
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By Edward Lee | November 3, 2012
Returning to Cleveland may be a bittersweet memory for Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and several other employees who worked for the franchise under its previous incarnation as the Browns. For Morgan Cox, the trip is memorable for a different reason. On Dec. 26, 2010, the long snapper tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while blocking on Billy Cundiff's 27-yard field goal in the second quarter en route to an eventual Ravens' 20-10 win. Fortunately for Cox, he hasn't allowed the memory of that injury to seep into his consciousness when returning to Cleveland Browns Stadium.
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By Edward Lee | September 23, 2012
Prior to his release in 2011, running back Willis McGahee had another role with the Ravens. He backed up Morgan Cox as the team's long snapper. Since then, however, the identity of the latest backup has been shrouded in mystery. Coach John Harbaugh deferred to special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg, who in turn declined to disclose the reserve's identity. But the value of a backup long snapper has been heightened after what happened to a pair of long snappers on the first weekend of the regular season.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 30, 2012
The Ravens announced today that they have signed long snapper Patrick Scales who was with the team last summer. Scales, who went to Utah State, was brought into training camp last season to provide some competition for Morgan Cox. However, Cox won the job and Scales was released as part of the Ravens' roster cut down to 53 players. Cox had a solid 2011 season and certainly did nothing to lose his job, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh has said on several occasions that everybody will have competition in training camp.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 25, 2012
With the draft starting tomorrow night, today will be the final day of The Sun's position-by-look at the Ravens. Today, we'll examine the specialists: Current specialists under contract : Kicker: Billy Cundiff; Punter: Sam Koch; Long snapper: Morgan Cox; Returners: Lardarius Webb, David Reed, Philip Livas.   Chances that the Ravens draft a specialist in first three rounds : As much of a priority as the Ravens have made upgrading their special teams, which struggled last season, they are not going to be spend an early pick in the draft on it exclusively.
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By Danny Baker | August 9, 2003
Mike Solwold Position: Long snapper College: Wisconsin Who he is: Signed by the Ravens as a free agent in the offseason, Solwold, 25, was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season during their Super Bowl run. The veteran has brought good karma with him for a while now, having won two state championships in high school, two Rose Bowls with Wisconsin, and last year's Super Bowl. A former quarterback and tight end, Solwold is competing with incumbent Joe Maese for starting long snapper.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 25, 2012
With the draft starting tomorrow night, today will be the final day of The Sun's position-by-look at the Ravens. Today, we'll examine the specialists: Current specialists under contract : Kicker: Billy Cundiff; Punter: Sam Koch; Long snapper: Morgan Cox; Returners: Lardarius Webb, David Reed, Philip Livas.   Chances that the Ravens draft a specialist in first three rounds : As much of a priority as the Ravens have made upgrading their special teams, which struggled last season, they are not going to be spend an early pick in the draft on it exclusively.
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By Matt Bracken, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2012
Kyle Schmitt knows a thing or two about Division I walk-ons. The Atholton coach, a former Maryland offensive lineman, was a Terps graduate assistant when his younger brother Dewey came to College Park without a scholarship. But the younger Schmitt, at 6 feet, 236 pounds, served his time on the scout team as a freshman, and the following fall emerged as the Terps ' long snapper — a role he never relinquished. From indistinguishable walk-on to starter, Dewey Schmitt was an inspiration.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
Kyle Schmitt knows a thing or two about Division I walk-ons. The Atholton coach and former Maryland offensive lineman was a Terps grad assistant when his younger brother Dewey came to College Park. The 6-foot, 236-pound athlete played five positions in high school and didn't appear to have a clear-cut path to playing time at Maryland. But the younger Schmitt was a scout-team all-star during his freshman year, and the following fall he emerged as the Terps' starting long snapper - a role he never relinquished during the remainder of his college career.
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