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Seahawks release snapper Jorgen Hus
The Seahawks made a snap decision on Monday. Actually it was a snapper decision, as Jorgen Hus was released.
Hus had been signed April 3, and also had become a YouTube sensation with his videos of trick snaps.
The release of Hus leaves consistently consistent incumbent Clint Gresham as the only snapper on the roster as the veterans continue Phase 2 of their offseason program and the team also prepares for its three-day rookie minicamp that starts Friday.
When Gresham was a signed as a free agent in August 2010, snapper Matt Overton was released. Last offseason, the Seahawks added and released two snappers – Adam Steiner and Kyle Nelson.
“With Clint, you never have to worry about the snap,” punter Jon Ryan said last season. “Having him with his hands on the ball erases any concerns about that part of the equation.”
And that carries over the field goals and PATs, as well, where Ryan is the hold for kicker Steven Hauschka.
In the past two seasons, Hauschka has made 92 percent of his field-goal attempts (57 of 62) and last season he also was perfect on 44 PATs. Ryan, meanwhile, has set franchise records for single-season punting average (46.4 yards in 2011) and net average (40.8 in 2012) and tied the record for punts inside the 20-yard line (34 in 2011) with Gresham as his snapper.
Gresham also has five coverage tackles for the Seahawks, who signed him after he was released by the New Orleans Saints.