Solidifying their special teams play has been a theme of this offseason for the Seahawks, and on Tuesday Seattle took another step towards strengthening that phase of the game into the future, signing long snapper Tyler Ott to a multi-year contract extension.
Ott, 27, began his career with New England as an undrafted rookie out of Harvard in 2014, and also spent time with the Rams, Giants and Bengals before signing with Seattle in January of 2017 to replace an injured Nolan Frese during the postseason. Ott has served as Seattle’s long snapper each of the past two seasons, and his relative anonymity speaks to his consistency at a job where mistakes get a player noticed far more than success ever does.
With Ott signed to an extension, the Seahawks have punter Michael Dickson, kicker Jason Myers and Ott all under contract for multiple years.
“Just getting those three guys together, the consistency of them working together and getting a good feel for each other has been really good and clean,” special teams coordinator Brian Schneider said. “It’s been good.”
Photos from the fifth open practice of Seahawks 2019 training camp, presented by Safeway held on Tuesday, July 30 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.