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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Cardinals get their snapper, officially

By Mike Sando

Posted by's Mike Sando

The Cardinals announced Mike Leach's signing as a replacement for former recently released longtime snapper Nathan Hodel.

Leach, 32, is one year older than Hodel, but these are snapper years, not dog years, and Leach should be able to continue for years to come.

Releasing a reliable snapper always carries risk. In this case, Arizona executed a plan to find a reliable replacement. This one makes sense to me.