The Buffalo Bills have extended long snapper Garrison Sanborn for three years, per Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo. The Bills confirmed the move.
According to a league source, the #Bills and LS Garrison Sanborn have just finalized a 3-year extension. Keeps him here through 2017.— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 29, 2014
Sanborn's contract is 3 years worth $3.3 million total. $1.1 APY, per source. #Bills— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 29, 2014
Sanborn has played 80 games for the Bills since joining the team in 2009. This contract will take him past the age of 31 with the only team he's ever played for. Not only has he never made a snapping mistake in a game, he's been very valuable covering punts and is frequently one of the first men down the field.
It's interesting to note that except for a brief period in 2013, the vast majority of Sanborn's snaps in his five-year career have gone to Brian Moorman, who was released today. Moorman has punted and held on field goals and extra points for 62 of those 80 games.