The Atlanta Falcons have begun talks regarding a new contract with kicker Matt Bryant, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter.
Despite being 42 years old, Bryant has not lost his efficiency in recent years and had a solid 2017 campaign, connecting on 87.2% of his field goal attempts. including 8-for-9 on field goals of 50 yards or more.
Bryant is a big part of the Falcons plans moving forward and his consistency has him ranked as a trusted asset to the team.
Falcons Not Tending Brian Poole
Poole has played as the primary nickel back for the past three seasons in Atlanta and is coming off a career year in 2018 in which he set a number of career highs in tackles, sacks, and interceptions.
According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, the door is still open for Poole to return to the Falcons but he would have to agree to a lesser deal than the RFA tender.
Falcons Hire Bob Sutton
After the Falcons fired defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel this offseason, the decided not to hire a new defensive coordinator and instrad allow head coach Dan Quinn to call defensive plays moving forward.
Sutton was fired earlier this offseason following the Chiefs loss in the AFC Championship game to the New England Patriots and will handle “in-game strategy, clock management, time-out usage and replay review,” for the Falcons.
Falcons’ Matt Bryant To Return In 2019
Atlanta Falcons veteran kicker Matt Bryant plans to continue his playing career in 2019.
Bryant, 43, announced his decision to return in 2019, via his Twitter page.
Over this past year I’ve been asked numerous times about retirement and how I feel. Well, I’m not retiring and I feel fine and plan on feeling even better with some changes to my offseason program!— matt bryant (@Matt_Bryant3) February 6, 2019
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