Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
5 days ago

Bryant hit two chip shot field goals and all three extra points in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Both of his field goal attempts were shorter than his extra point attempts, but it's good to see the veteran showing off some accuracy, even if it is from close range. Bryant is a good play Week 3 against the Saints.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Bryant connected on a 27-yard field goal and hit both of his extra points in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant had missed some time during training camp with an undisclosed injury, but it appears that's behind him now. The fact that he made all three of his attempts while Shayne Graham missed a 32-yard attempt bodes well for the veteran's chance of winning the job. We'll know for sure come Saturday.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
4 weeks ago

Bryant did not practice on Monday due to Muscle tightness, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant was held out of Thursday's preseason game for due to an undisclosed injury and he's now missed the team's past two practices. It's unclear if the muscle tightness is why he didn't play on Thursday and he's currently without a timetable for return.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
1 month ago

Bryant will not play in Thursday's preseason matchup with Miami for undisclosed reasons.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant is coming off of an injury shortened 2015 that saw him connect on just 14-of-18 field goals. Entering his age-40 season, the veteran kicker is competing with Shayne Graham, who replaced Bryant for the final six games of the season last year, for the kicker spot. Bryant's absence will give Graham a few extra in game reps in Thursday's game.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
8 months ago

Bryant connected with 14-of-18 field goal attempts in 2015 before a quadriceps injury ended his season.

EDGE Analysis

It was a disappointing year for Bryant, as he missed more kicks this year than he did in 2014 despite playing in six fewer games and attempting 14 fewer kicks. He's got one more year left on his contract, but it won't be surprising if the Falcons bring in a young kicker to push the 40-year-old veteran in camp.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
9 months ago

Bryant (quadriceps) was placed on the Falcons' injured reserve list on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant's season-ending quadriceps injury will leave Shayne Graham as the Falcons' kicker going forward. In seven games this term, Bryant made 9-of-12 field goal attempts.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
10 months ago

Bryant (quad) will not play Sunday against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

As a result, Shayne Graham will once again fill in for Bryant this weekend. Bryant last saw the field in Week 11, and his next chance to kick for the Falcons will be the team's Dec. 20 road contest versus the Jaguars.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
10 months ago

Bryant (quad) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Taking the practice field for the first time since Week 11, Bryant's reps were predictably capped as he continues his recovery from a strained quadriceps. The Falcons will watch his progress as the week unfolds, but Shayne Graham is hanging around in case Bryant is unable to suit up Sunday at Carolina.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
10 months ago

Bryant (quadriceps) will return to practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Dan Quinn relayed the news, stating that the Falcons will monitor his progress throughout the week to determine if he's ready to handle game-day kicking duties. If Bryant is unable to appease the training staff, the team will again turn to Shayne Graham, who has hit both extra points and all five field goals over the past two contests.

Matt Bryant
K ATL (11)
10 months ago

Bryant (quad) will not play in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant did not practice at all this week, so he will remain sidelined another week. Shayne Graham will handle the kicking duties for the Falcons again in Week 13.