The Falcons finally had enough of the struggling Jason Elam, releasing him in favor of Bryan Pittman.
The Falcons released veteran kicker Jason Elam and replaced him with former Tampa Bay kicker Matt Bryant. The Falcons also release long snapper Bryan Pittman and signed Joe Zelenka to replace him.
Elam struggled again Sunday and that forced the move. Bryant was released by Tampa Bay in an unpopular preseason move. He had been kicking in the United Football League.
It also looks like D.J. Shockley is back, which means that Ryan is probably expected to be out more than a week. Even if J.P. Wilson beat out Shockley for the number three position, I cannot imagine that the Falcons would feel confident with JPW as the backup to Chris Redman.