Massey deal makes him one of highest-paid long snappers

They’re celebrating because the bar is slowly being raised for those in their profession.

Chris Massey cashed in on Thursday with a contract extension from the St. Louis Rams. The new deal will pay the veteran $4.4 million over four seasons, putting him just behind San Francisco’s Brian Jennings and Cleveland’s Ryan Pontbriand.

The Rams invested in Massey even though he suffered a torn ACL in October and couldn’t pass a physical right now. But he’s rehabilitating well and is doing some snapping and jogging with the full expectation of being ready for training camp. That is when long snappers, like they prefer, go back to being anonymous.

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