The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed long-snapper Clark Harris to a one-year contract extension through the 2021 season, the team announced Wednesday. Harris’ contract had been due to expire on March 17.
Set to be a 13th-year player in 2021, Harris has served as Cincinnati’s long snapper since the middle of the 2009 season. He has made 1699 career deep snaps for the Bengals without an unplayable delivery. He enters the 2021 season having played in 184 career games for Cincinnati, one shy of Anthony Munoz (185) for sixth-most in team history.
Though he’s not one of Cincinnati’s big-name free agents set to hit the market, you can’t overlook how important having a reliable long-snapper like Harris is. Look no further than the guy he replaced, Brad St. Louis, to see how much a poor long-snapper can cost you.
We don’t want to re-live those days, so it’s great to see Harris is back for another season.