Training Camp Roster Preview: Taybor Pepper
Taybor Pepper entered Michigan State ranked No. 6 among the nation's top long snappers by Chris Rubio of Rubio’s Long Snapping Camp, a program that works with high school long snappers and evaluates them for college football programs.
At Michigan State University, Pepper was he teams long snapper from 2012 to 2015, serving as a four-year starter and playing in 54 career games, tying him for the most of any Spartan player in school history.
Pepper went undrafted in the 2016 NFL draft, but the following year, he signed a futures contract with the Packers, who waived him five months later in May. Pepper then signed with the Ravens in August but didn't last a week.
The Packers brought him back in September 2017 to replace Brett Goode, who was injured.
Unfortunately, Pepper also ended up getting injured after breaking his foot in practice. He was placed on IR by the Packers in early November 2017.
After being out of football in 2018, Pepper signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on January 2, 2019.
Pepper will probably be in direct competition with James O'Hagan, who in addition to being a long snapper, is a prospect at center.
Barring injury, Zak DeOssie will be the long snapper this year, but still, don't be surprised if Pepper gets a lot of work this summer to help take some of the load off DeOssie.