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Broncos Roster 2016: Casey Kreiter

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The Denver Broncos are going to have a new long snapper this season. Casey Kreiter has a good chance of getting the job.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

If you can go the entire season and never know the name of your team's long snapper - that's a good thing. I bet there are several Raiders fans who still know this guy's name.

Name: Casey Kreiter
Position: LS
Height: 6'1"   Weight: 250  
Age: 25   Experience: R
College: Iowa

Shortly after the Super Bowl the Denver Broncos cut ties with their previous long snapper, Aaron Brewster, and signed Casey Kreiter to a one year deal in April. It's easy to mock the long snapper position because it is so specialized. Wait, someone gets paid just to snap the ball? Sign me up for that job!) But if it was that easy, it wouldn't be a separate position. Teams need a long snapper who thrives in one department - consistency. A consistent snap makes the job of the punter and field goal kicker that much easier. One bad snap can ruin a team's momentum or even cost them the game.

The good: Kreiter had a solid college career. At Iowa Kreiter was a team captain and first-team All-Big Ten choice in 2013. Kreiter also is no stranger to an NFL training camp. He spent the last two offseasons with the Dallas Cowboys and played in six preseason games.

The bad: I suppose you could look at the fact that Kreiter failed to make the Dallas Cowboy's roster in both 2014 and 2015 as a negative, but since the Cowboys had Pro Bowl snapper L.D. Ladouceur already on their roster, he didn't really have a realistic shot at making the cut to 53.

Roster Status: Kreiter has some competition on the roster (UFDA Nathan Theus from Georgia), but Kreiter has the experience edge and will likely win the long snapper role and a spot on the Broncos 53 man roster.