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Long snapper battle for Arizona Cardinals more than just about accurate snaps

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Coming from small schools, the two battling for the job will have to show they can do it under the bright lights.

With Mike Leach now retired, the Arizona Cardinals are seeking for a new long snapper. They have two battling for the job. Both are undrafted rookies from small schools -- Kameron Canaday from Portland State and Daniel Dillon from Campbell.

The Cardinals are looking for more than just accurate snaps.

"These two, specifically, were kids that we identified in the scouting process," special teams coach Amos Jones said, via Arizona Sports. "(We) worked them out, went back and worked them out again. Just felt like they fit our criteria of a guy that can snap, protect and has some coverage ability."

Leach was known for being a solid special teams player -- a guy who was pretty good in punt coverage in addition to being a fantastic long snapper. Arizona expects some of the same from the guy who replaces him.

But while neither erred in any snap in rookie camp practice over the weekend, this battle will go well in to the preseason.

Head coach Bruce Arians wants to see them perform with fans in the stadium.

"Once you put the pads on and get under the lights -- ”because they're both from smaller schools -- and all of a sudden there's 80,000 out there, we got to see (how they perform), that's what we got to see," he said.

Don't be surprised to see this go down to final cuts.