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Camp Battles: Special Teams

July 11th, 2009

Relatively speaking, this is the most settled spot on the roster. Jason Elam and Michael Koenen will held into camp unchallenged for their spots. Mike Schneck will be pushed by undrafted rookie long snapper Robert Shiver. Shiver will have to have a really strong summer to push Schneck off the roster, but it’s happened before to Schneck in Buffalo and here in Atlanta with an unknown guy named Derek Rackley.

In the return game, it seems doubtful that Jerious Norwood and Harry Douglas won’t be the team’s kickoff and punt returners, respectively. Thomas Brown, William Middleton, Aaron Kelly, and Chandler Williams may get opportunities this summer, but barring really strong showings in camp and the preseason, the team won’t mess with a good combo.

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