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NFL Free Agency: Falcons Re-Signing Matt Bryant, According To Report

The Atlanta Falcons are still making progress on other matters while Tyson Clabo negotiations continue. Here's a significant one: Pat Yasinkas reports the team will re-sign veteran kicker Matt Bryant. That would mean longtime punter Michael Koenen is almost assuredly gone, with versatile rookie legman Matt Bosher moving to punter, I'd assume.

Bryant earned a reputation in 2010 and late 2009 as one of the league's most clutch kickers. Pretty happy to see this report. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker has drilled 85.4 percent of his field goals since joining Atlanta.

No word on financials or terms yet, but here's an updated look at the team's list of free agents, which shows one of three critical special teamers reportedly back on board:


Name Pos. Age Status Word on the street


Brent Grimes CB 28 RFA


Brian Finneran WR 35 UFA Won't re-sign


Brian Williams CB 32 UFA Won't re-sign


Eric Weems KR 26 RFA


Harvey Dahl RG 30 UFA


Jason Snelling RB 27 UFA Rams target


Jerious Norwood HB 27 UFA Won't re-sign


Justin Blalock LG 27 UFA


Matt Bryant K 36 UFA Reportedly re-signing


Michael Koenen P 29 UFA


Mike Peterson OLB 35 UFA Falcons: 1-Yr


Stephen Nicholas OLB 28 UFA Falcons: 5-Yr, $17.5M


Thomas Johnson DT 30 UFA


Tyson Clabo RT 29 UFA Bills target


Approx. cap room, pending reported deals: $12-16M

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