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Matt Bryant | Place Kicker | #3

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/29/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 203
College: Baylor
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Falcons declared K Matt Bryant, FB Ricky Ortiz, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Keith Tandy, DE Steven Means, OG Rees Odhiambo and OT Matt Gono inactive for Week 10 against the Browns.
The Falcons' 43-year-old kicker is week to week. Giorgio Tavecchio will remain a K1 in Bryant's absence. Nov 11 - 11:34 AM

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Matt Bryant (hamstring) is out for Week 10 against the Browns.

This will be his third straight absence. Bryant resumed practicing on Thursday, suggesting he could be nearing a return. Giorgio Tavecchio will kick for the Falcons Sunday in Cleveland.
Nov 9 - 1:36 PM

Matt Bryant (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

Bryant is hoping to return for Sunday's game in Cleveland after missing the last two games with a bum hamstring. Giorgio Tavecchio has been filling in at kicker for the 4-4 Falcons.
Nov 8 - 4:22 PM

Matt Bryant (hamstring) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Bryant tested out his hamstring last week, but we never heard any good news on that. Giorgio Tavecchio will keep kicking in his absence and is obviously on the fantasy radar as the kicker in the Falcons' high-scoring offense.
Nov 7 - 6:27 PM

Matt Bryant (hamstring) is out for Week 9 against the Redskins.

Bryant was expected to test out his hamstring earlier this week. Apparently that didn't go well. With Bryant absent, place-kicking duties will fall in the hands of Giorgio Tavecchio, who booted all three of his attempts when used against the Giants in Week 7.
Nov 2 - 1:22 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant plans to test out his hamstring on Thursday.

He is not in the clear, but coach Dan Quinn seemed to suggest Bryant has a good shot to play this week. "I think it treated him well," Quinn said of the bye week. "The reason that I say that is that he’s making a turn for the better." Giorgio Tavecchio handled the kicking duties before the bye and would once again get the nod this week if Bryant cannot go.
Oct 30 - 9:16 AM

The Falcons will be without K Matt Bryant (hamstring) for Week 7.

Bryant strained his hamstring against the Bucs. The 43-year-old kicker has dealt with a few minor ailments over the past year. Coach Dan Quinn hinted free agent Giorgio Tavecchio will take Bryant's place for Week 7.
Oct 15 - 3:27 PM

Matt Bryant connected on both his field goal attempts in the Falcons' third preseason game.

Bryant missed the first two preseason games with an injury, but he proved his health by knocking through 47-yard and 33-yard field goals on Saturday night. Back to full health, Bryant is safe to target at the end of fantasy drafts.
Aug 25 - 10:03 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant (undisclosed) will test out his leg on Wednesday.

Bryant has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury during camp, but he seems to be nearing full health. If all goes well on Wednesday, he should be available for the second preseason game. Even if he missed that contest, he should be fully healthy well before Week 1.
Aug 14 - 10:02 AM

Falcons re-signed K Matt Bryant to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.

Bryant has been outstanding the past two seasons, nailing 68-of-76 (89.5 percent) field goal attempts. Bryant has connected on at least 85 percent of his field goals in seven of the past eight seasons. He turns 43 in May. Despite Bryant's advanced age, he will remain a premier fantasy kicker in 2018.
Mar 5 - 5:29 PM

Impending free agent K Matt Bryant said the Falcons have said they want to re-sign him.

"From my understanding, there have been several calls that have said we're going to get something done," Bryant said. "So, wanting me back, that's what they've told my agent." Bryant will turn 43 in May, but he did not show any signs of slowing down last season, hitting 87 percent of his kicks including 8-of-9 from 50 yards or more. Bryant is likely looking for north of $3 million a year.
Source: ESPN
Feb 22 - 9:21 AM

Matt Bryant plans to play 2-3 more years.

Bryant is entering his age-43 season but didn’t show much of a drop off last year, making 34-of-39 field goals. An impending free agent, the Falcons are expected to extend Bryant this offseason.
Feb 7 - 6:14 PM

The Falcons plan to extend Matt Bryant this offseason.

Bryant took a step back from 2016 but was still one of the better kickers in the league last year, converting 34-of-39 field goals and making every extra point. The Falcons should bring him back despite Bryant entering his age-43 season. Bryant has been with Atlanta since 2009.
Source: ESPN
Jan 20 - 6:05 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant suffered a leg injury in pre-game warmups Sunday.

Bryant still kicked, converting two extra points and a 53-yard field goal. We'll update his status if his Week 10 availability becomes a concern.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Matt Bryant (back) is active for Week 6 against the Dolphins.

Bryant is an elite fantasy play in domed Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 11:37:00 AM

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