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Monday, September 1, 2014
Patriots work out snapper McDermott

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After releasing incumbent snapper Danny Aiken on Saturday, the New England Patriots have a void to fill on their roster and they took a closer look at one possibility on Monday, working out former San Francisco 49er Kevin McDermott.

The Patriots didn't immediately sign McDermott, who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with San Francisco last year and won a training camp competition over veteran Brian Jennings. McDermott took pleasure in being the team's most anonymous player in 2013.

The 24-year-old, who played in college at UCLA, was waived by the 49ers on Saturday in favor of Kyle Nelson, who is known more for his coverage skills.

As the Patriots sort through their snapper-in-transition situation, they currently have Charley Hughlett on the practice squad and veteran Rob Ninkovich as the top option on the 53-man roster.

It would be a surprise if the Patriots go into Sunday's season opener against the Dolphins with Ninkovich as the primary snapper.