While the team's regular long snapper, Andrew Economos, is still recovering from offseason Achilles tendon surgery and is on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list through the first six games of the 2011 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived long snapper Christian Yount and replaced him with long snapper Scott Albritton on Wednesday.
Albittron entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent this year with the Houston Texans before being cut on September 3, 2011, during the final roster cuts.
Yount, who hailed from UCLA, signed with the Buccaneers on July 27 and played in the team's season opener against Detroit on Sunday.
The team also announced it has signed former Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan to the practice squad and released linebacker Derrell Smith from the practice squad. Homan was a sixth-round pick (200th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Smith was a priority undrafted free agent signing out of Syracuse and went to training camp with the Buccaneers.