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Long snapper Schneck announces retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. --Atlanta Falcons long snapper Mike Schneck announced his retirement today.

Schneck spent his 12-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1999-2004), Buffalo Bills (2005-06) and Atlanta Falcons (2007-09). Last season, he served as the Falcons long snapper before injuries forced him to injured reserve on November 5, 2009. Schneck was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on October 1, 2007 and was inserted as the starting long snapper immediately. In his three seasons with the Falcons, Schneck also totaled five special teams tackles.

Schneck's career was highlighted by a 2005 Pro Bowl selection as a member of the Buffalo Bills. That season, he converted 132 long snapping opportunities and posted four special teams tackles. Schneck also competed in seven career postseason contests (six with the Steelers and one with the Falcons).

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