The Seahawks have reportedly signed long snapper Tyler Ott, who would likely take the place of Nolan Frese on the team's roster.

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The Seahawks have signed free agent long snapper Tyler Ott, according to a report from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle and the National Football Post.

That would seem to be bad news for Nolan Frese, who had been Seattle’s long snapper throughout training camp. The Seahawks have to cut their roster to 53 by Saturday at 1 p.m. and won’t have room for two snappers once the regular season begins.

Ott was with the New York Giants until being waived earlier this week in the cutdown to 75. He then cleared waivers and became a free agent.

A graduate of Harvard, Ott has also had camp stints with the Rams and Patriots. But his only NFL action is one game with the Giants last season.

Ott is listed at 6-3, 252 which would make him a bigger presence than Frese, who is 6-2, 233.

Frese had a few off-target snaps in earlier preseason games but appeared to perform well in Seattle’s final preseason game Thursday at Oakland.

Coach Pete Carroll on Wednesday had revealed that Frese was battling a shoulder injury. It’s possible that injury played into the move to sign Ott.

Said Carroll on Wednesday of Frese: “I’d like to see him play free of his injury. He’s farther away from it now, he should have a better chance. It has bothered him some. It’s right in his shoulder so it does affect his snapping some. He’s done a really nice job. I don’t know that we’ve had a guy make five tackles in three games so that’s a fantastic contribution for us. He’s got some real positives there that we’re fired up about but we’ve just got to get him cleaned up a little bit. He got it [his injury] the first play of the second game.”

Seattle has had something of a constant roulette at the long snapping position since the end of the 2015 season when the team decided to release veteran Clint Gresham, who had held the job since 2010.

Since the end of the season Seattle also had signed and released long snappers Andrew East and Drew Ferris meaning Ott would be the fourth long snapper the team has had on its roster.

Gresham was released in a cost-cutting move as his contract called for an $860,000 cap hit in 2016 (though $200,000 of that is dead money).

Ott would presumably make the minimum of $450,000.

The Seahawks have yet to announce any transactions related to the cutdown to 53 and the signing of Ott could not be immediately confirmed. The deadline to get to 53 is 1 p.m. Saturday Seattle time.

Intriguingly, Ott also has some experience playing tight end, having played that position throughout his career at Harvard, making 15 catches as a senior in 2013.