The Arizona Cardinals have had the same long snapper since 2009 and they will go another season with the same guy. The team announced it re-signed Mike Leach to a one-year contract.
It should be no surprise. He is one of the bet at his position and he also makes significant contributions in punt coverage.
Leach (6-2, 235) rejoins the Cardinals after playing in all 96 regular season games over the past six seasons since joining the team in 2009. Entering his 16th year in the league, Leach came to the Cardinals after spending seven seasons as the long snapper for the Denver Broncos. He has played in 200 consecutive games over the past 13 seasons, the second longest active streak in the NFL (Shane Lechler-206). In his career, Leach has played in 219 games and has 65 special teams tackles. He is one of 16 active players to appear in at least 200 career games.
The 38-year old Leach originally signed with the Tennessee Titans in 2000 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of William & Mary. He played in 15 games as a rookie with Tennessee and four more contests with the Titans during the 2001 season before joining the Broncos in 2002.
He's also got a sense of humor:
Cardinals fans don't have to worry about bad snaps on punts or field goals for at least another season.