Chargers Sign Ryan Neill to a One-Year Contract
2010-09-23 · By Editor
The San Diego Chargers signed long snapper Ryan Neill to a one-year contract. The 6-3, 253-pound veteran is in his fourth NFL season and snapped in nine games during the 2009 season for the St. Louis Rams.
Neill originally came into the NFL as undrafted free agent with Buffalo in 2006. He did not play in ’06, but handled all of the Bills’ long snapping duties in 2007 and ’08, and also saw action as a reserve defensive end in 2008. Neill is a native of Wayne Hills, New Jersey. He attended Wayne Hills High School and Rutgers University where he earned All-America and All-Big East honors on the field and in the classroom.
He will wear No. 58 for the Chargers.
On Tuesday, the Chargers had to place veteran long snapper David Binn on Reserve-Injured due to a hamstring injury and they replaced him with 10-year veteran snapper James Dearth. However Dearth injured his foot during Thursday’s practice and has been placed on Reserve-Injured as well.