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LA Rams Solidify Super Bowl Trajectory By Signing Backup Long Snapper Andrew East

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The Rams might not have been oddsmakers’ favorites to make Super Bowl LII...until now.

Former Kansas City Chiefs LS Andrew East
Former Kansas City Chiefs LS Andrew East
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Reggie White. Drew Brees. Coty Sensabaugh.

Every now and then, a player rises out of free agency to completely re-shape the fortunes of a team and elevate them from has been to is be, from a pretender to a contender.

The player is long snapper Andrew East. The team is the Los Angeles Rams. The time is a few minutes ago.

East was a UDFA from the 2015 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt who offered size, speed, grip strength, snap torque and plus wristicular compunction. East landed with the Kansas City Chiefs but had stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders since as his “East Coast Least Coast” philosophy prevents him from setting up east of the Mississsippi River.

East is married to former Olympic gymnast and Dancing With the Stars champion Shawn Johnson. We’ll have to see how she handles the fame that comes with being married to a backup long snapper in the NFL.

As of this morning, the Rams were 100-1 odds to win Super Bowl LII. I wouldn’t be surprised whatsoever if the Rams carve that at least in half due to this signing.

Andrew East is now a Los Angeles Ram. Let the long snapping we’ve longed for begin.