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Matt Bryant | Place Kicker

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/29/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 203
College: Baylor
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Matt Bryant (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
It confirms that Bryant will be ready to kick in Week 1 against the Saints. He missed the Falcons' final two preseason games with a back injury, but it was never a major concern. Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:02:00 PM

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Matt Bryant (back) will be ready to kick in Sunday's game against the Saints.

Bryant took it easy during the preseason, attempting just two field goals (he made both) and no extra points. He sat out of Monday's practice as well, but the Falcons aren't concerned. Bryant will be a fine fantasy kicking option as a shootout is likely to ensue Sunday. Oddsmakers have set the over/under for Falcons vs. Saints at 54 points, by far the highest total of the week.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 09:28:00 AM

Falcons K Matt Bryant's 88.6 conversion rate on field goals since 2009 ranks second in the NFL.

Fantasy owners will struggle to find a better kicking option than Bryant. He operates in a dome, plays for one of the league's premier offenses and is extremely consistent with his accuracy. Bryant has scored at least 126 points in three straight seasons and his 143 points last year ranked third in the league. Only Stephen Gostkowski and Lawrence Tynes scored more.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Matt Bryant has converted 23 consecutive field goal attempts going back to last season.

He's hit on all eight this preseason after drilling 90.3 percent last year. With a high-scoring offense and a dome-field advantage, Bryant is a top-five option this year.
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 07:11:00 PM

Falcons agreed to terms with K Matt Bryant on a four-year contract.

Bryant is coming off a career year, drilling 28-of-31 (90.3 percent) field goals. He finished as a top-five fantasy kicker and should be among the first handful drafted again this year.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 08:37:00 PM

The Falcons made it known before the lockout that they would like to re-sign free agent K Matt Bryant.

Bryant's preference is to return to Atlanta, so the sides have a good chance of reaching a deal after the lockout is lifted. The Falcons did draft Matt Bosher in the sixth round, but he's expected to be used primarily as a punter.
Wed, Jun 1, 2011 11:50:00 AM

Falcons coach Mike Smith admitted he's somewhat concerned about Matt Bryant's recent struggles.

Bryant missed an extra point last week and a 47-yarder against the Patriots the week before. Despite beating out Steven Hauschka, Bryant remains on a short leash.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 10:58:00 AM

The Falcons' release of Steven Hauschka confirms that Matt Bryant has won their starting kicker job.

Bryant has never been very accurate, but will be kicking in a dome and for what projects to be a high-scoring offense. He's worth a look in fantasy.
Sun, Aug 15, 2010 08:53:00 PM

The Falcons are set to work out University of Guelph K Rob Maver, the fifth overall pick of last weekend's CFL draft.

Guelph, also known as "U of G," is in Ontario. Maver is already negotiating with the Calgary Stampeders, but he'll take his shot at the NFL before he signs. The Falcons had already worked out three kickers in February, so Matt Bryant will have to fend off competition to keep the job.
Thu, May 6, 2010 03:30:00 PM

Falcons worked out CFL kickers Damon Duval, Sandro DeAngelis, and Justin Medlock on Tuesday.

Duval has turned down NFL opportunities in the past, but the Falcons are reportedly set to make him a contract offer. They have holdovers Matt Bryant and Steve Hauschka in the mix as well.
Thu, Feb 4, 2010 09:59:00 AM

Falcons coach Mike Smith insinuated that Matt Bryant will be his kicker in 2010.

Bryant was picked up by the Falcons in Week 13 and made 7-of-10 field goals. He's under contract through next season, but ex-Raven Steve Hauschka is in the mix as well.
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 09:52:00 AM

Matt Bryant (hamstring) will kick for the Falcons Sunday.

Atlanta signed Steven Hauschka for insurance this week, but Bryant was able to return to practice Thursday. With Hauschka inactive, Bryant is a relatively safe fantasy play.
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 12:02:00 PM

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

The Falcons signed Steven Hauschka as insurance, though there's still hope that Bryant will be able to handle kicking duties this week. We'd stay away from this situation in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 31, 2009 04:48:00 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant (hamstring) likely won't be able to kick in Week 17.

The Falcons are in the market for a kicker once again. Nick Folk is available, as is Paul Edinger, who the Falcons worked out after dumping Jason Elam.
Mon, Dec 28, 2009 10:17:00 AM

Falcons K Matt Bryant suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's game.

Punter Michael Koenen is out with a head injury, so DE Kroy Biermann could be forced into action late in the game. Bryant was able to convert an extra point after suffering the injury.
Sun, Dec 27, 2009 03:20:00 PM

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