The St. Louis Rams made a cost cutting move and a shift to someone younger, when the Rams cut 32 year old long snapper Chris Massey. The Rams will go with rookie Jake McQuaide, an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State.
Massey and McQuaide took 50% of the snaps as it was an equal battle for a job in the NFL where you don’t want to get noticed. If you’ve never heard of Chris Massey, he’s probably happy to hear that, knowing that he was doing his job when it came to getting the ball back to the punter and holder.
Special teams coach Tom McMahon made the final decision to let Massey go who appeared in 135 straight games and developed a tight relationship with punter Donnie Jones and kicker Josh Brown. Massey was the longest tenured player on the Rams. That distinction now goes to Steven Jackson.