Falcons switch long-snappers

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

The Falcons had to make a quick change at long-snapper this morning after it was determined that a rib injury would keep Mike Schneck out for the rest of the season. The Falcons placed Schneck on injured reserve and signed Bryan Pittman.

The long-snapper for the Houston Texans from 2003 through ’08, Pittman signed with the Seahawks in May, but was released before training camp and has been out of football. Pittman once put together a string of 598 consecutive successful snaps. He also has 14 career tackles on special teams.