Overbaugh waived by Rams, but another NFL team is interested

August 30, 2016

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Jeff Overbaugh

Jeff Overbaugh’s NFL dream won’t come true in Los Angeles this year.

The Rams today released more than a dozen players, including the undrafted Anchorage long snapper out of San Diego State as the deadline looms for NFL teams to trim their rosters down to 53 players.

“My time with the Rams was incredible,” Overbaugh told me. “It was an awesome experience to meet so many legendary Rams players, past and present.”

The Alaskan played in three preseason games with the Rams.

There’s a chance the rookie could still land with another NFL team. He told the Alaska Dispatch News that he will perform a workout for another club Friday.

Overbaugh, of Service High fame, was perfect on all 510 career snaps on field goals, punts and extra points at San Diego State.

There is no question he can get the job done, however, at 6-foot-2, 240 pounds he is considered an undersized lineman by NFL standards.

Yet, NFL teams remain interested.

He joined a Rams team that already had an established long snapper, which only drove Overbaugh to soak up as much knowledge as possible about the position.

“Learning and playing in a pro style scheme was a great experience,” he said. “Long snappers are rarely ever kept as practice squad players.”