For the 17th straight season, Don Muhlbach will be long snapping for the Detroit Lions.
The longest-tenured player on the team has won the long snapping competition in Lions training camp, according to the Detroit Free Press. Rookie Steven Wirtel was neck-and-neck with Muhlbach in training camp, but the Lions decided to go with ole’ faithful over the 22-year-old specialist. At this point, it’s not clear if Wirtel has been waived, but it’s unlikely the Lions carry two long snappers on their 53-man roster.
Muhlbach has not only been incredibly consistent at his job, but he’s made two Pro Bowls as well. The question remains, though, who will he be long snapping to in 2020? The Lions have a punter battle going on, and it’s not clear if Jack Fox or Arryn Siposs have won the job.
But, for now, let’s celebrate Don Muhlbach’s incredible Lions career, the only way we know how: LONG SNAPPER HIGHLIGHTS:
In other roster cuts news, the Lions have reportedly waived defensive tackle Albert Huggins, per ESPN. Huggins was claimed on waivers this week and never really got a true chance to make the roster.