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Matt Bryant | Place Kicker | #3

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (41) / 5/29/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 203
College: Baylor
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Falcons placed K Matt Bryant (quad) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Shayne Graham will close out the season as Atlanta's placekicker. After giving him an offseason extension, the Falcons have Bryant signed through 2017. Fri, Dec 11, 2015 03:24:00 PM

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Falcons K Matt Bryant (quad) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Panthers.

Shayne Graham will kick for the third-straight week.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant (quad) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Shayne Graham will continue to operate as Atlanta's kicker.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant (quad) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Vikings.

Shayne Graham will handle kicking duties for the Falcons.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 01:00:00 PM

Falcons K Matt Bryant suffered a quad injury in Wednesday's practice.

Atlanta signed Shayne Graham on Thursday, indicating they have some concern about Bryant's availability. Bryant has not been as reliable a fantasy option this season, and this injury just adds further questions. There are better options available. Jason Myers has a great matchup and is available in almost every league.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Falcons re-signed K Matt Bryant to a three-year, $8.5 million contract.

Bryant, 39, was set to become a free agent in March. He remained one of the best kickers in the league last year, converting 29-of-32 field-goal attempts (90.6 percent). As he kicks in a dome on an above-average offense, Bryant should maintain fantasy appeal throughout the life of his contract.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 06:02:00 PM

The Falcons hope to re-sign free agent K Matt Bryant.

The Falcons' kicker since 2009, Bryant converted 29-of-32 field-goal attempts last season (90.6 percent). Even at age 40 (in May), he remains one of the league's best kickers.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 04:13:00 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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