Steelers Backup C Cody Wallace Can Also Long Snap If Needed

With Pittsburgh Steelers long snapper Greg Warren going down with a meniscus injury during Wednesday’s scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills, head coach Mike Tomlin hinted Thursday during his press conference that a few offensive linemen on the roster have some experience long snapping.

While we know that tackle Kelvin Beachum practiced long snapping while in college, Bob Labriola reported on the Thursday edition of Steelers Live that backup center Cody Wallace also has experience at the position.

Labriola was firm in his belief that Wallace would be the first offensive lineman to get a shot at long snapping should that occur Saturday night in the second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

The Steelers will likely make sure to give current backup long snapper Bryce Davis plenty of work Saturday night, so we’ll have to wait and see if Wallace gets an opportunity to throw a couple back between his legs as well.

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  • Rubem Dornas

    That’s what I’m talking about! Put the prostate-exam man to be the LS.

  • Douglas Andrews

    If Bryce shows he’s capable of doing the job then give him a 4 week audition. If it goes well keep him if not bring back Warren.

  • Steve

    Sounds like we have 3 player currently on the team that have long snapped – Bryce Davis, Beach and Cody Wallace and now is the time to try them out.

  • BFB

    Why not the backup Center? Sounds like a value proposition to me and it is not as if they are asking him to split atoms as an extra duty. It is putting football on the ground and throwing it backward to a target with some spin on it. How it ever became a specialty in the NFL confounds me. Used to be Centers snapped the ball both long and short.

  • NW86

    My goodness, has there ever been so much speculation about the LS position? Bryce Davis, Beachum, Wallace, now Luke Ingram…they need to start narrowing it down quickly or none of them will get enough reps.

  • mokhkw

    Always good when you can have someone who does double duty & can save a roster spot. Tom Tupa (P) used to be a back-up QB and we had Randel El as the 3rd String QB years ago. They’re exceptions but with the restrictions on gameday rosters I’ve always wondered why a back-up OL doesn’t take on the LS duties. Maybe it’s because they need the 4 back-up OL for T & G on special teams.

    If I was a back-up OL or someone trying to make an NFL roster I’d learn to long-snap & increase my value.

    That being said, if you’ve ever been around a NFL long snapper you’d appreciate why they keep a roster spot for them.

  • steeltown

    Good. I want Wallace as the emergency LS before Beachum

  • steeltown

    Im guessing Bryce Daivs will battle Luke Ingram over the next couple weeks. Im sure Wallace will receive some snaps, in case of emergency in the future

  • Tony Richards

    Who knew Cody Wallace was so versatile? Center, guard, tackle, unlicensed proctologist, long snapper. He can do it all…

  • BFB

    My reply would be that if I were ever around and NFL Center I should be around a Long Snapper. I would not even mind if the guy could serve as a reserve TE or LB rather than just STs. Waste of a roster spot.
    This is a league full of intelligent athletes. Long Snapping is not brain surgery. Saying Cody can Long Snap too is like me saying I can rub my belly and tap my head at the same time. It is about as difficult! Even James Harrison could do it with proper training.
    Save the roster spot and grab the added value from one of your millionaires already there.