[Topeka Capital-Journal] A lot of people would say Kendall Gammon got a bad break. The Chiefs’ long snapper will not be among them.
“Really, I think I’ve been fortunate to have played 13 years and 10 games without being hurt,” the former Pittsburg State tight end said Wednesday after he was put on injured reserve with a broken leg, an injury he incurred in last week’s win in Houston.
Long considered one of the NFL’s best long snappers, Gammon saw his streak of 218 consecutive games end. He never missed a game in four seasons with Pittsburgh, four in New Orleans and four-plus years in Kansas City. He even continued playing in Houston after initially breaking his fibula upon taking a hit on the line of scrimmage during a punt play.
The Chiefs signed former Miami tight end and deep snapper Ed Perry, a nine-year veteran, to replace Gammon. But the 37-year-old Gammon hopes to continue his career next year.
“That’s my plan,” he said. “I just hope it’s also someone else’s plan.”