Schneck announces retirement

Falcons long snapper Mike Schneck announced his retirement on Thursday, the eve of him becoming a free agent.

Schneck was signed by the Falcons in October 2007, and held down their long snapping duties ably until a back injury cost him the remainder of the 2009 season this past November. Schneck was an 11-year veteran playing the past three years with the Falcosn, following two seasons with the Buffalo Bills, and six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was voted to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2005 as a snapper.

Currently, the Falcons do not have a long snapper on their active roster. Joe Zelenka finished the season as the Falcons long snapper, but he too is a free agent.

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