Falcons elevate TE MyCole Pruitt to 53-man roster for Week 5

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Falcons are taking a by-committee approach to replace their star tight end in Week 5.

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The team elevated MyCole Pruitt from the practice squad on Saturday

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Pruitt, 30, spent the last four seasons in Tennessee.

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He recorded 34 catches, 386 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

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Many thought the veteran was a lock for the team’s initial 53-man roster

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But he was beaten out by Parker Hesse and Feleipe Franks.

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As for Pitts, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said he didn’t expect the injury to be long-term,

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and that the team is being cautious with its second-year tight end, per ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.

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For the season, Pitts has just 10 catches for 150 receiving yards.

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His loss is  a tough blow for an Atlanta team that already lost its starting running back

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