Falcons Worked Out K Giorgio Tavecchio


Michael Gehlken reports that the Falcons bought in former Raiders K Giorgio Tavecchio for a workout on Tuesday.

Gehlken adds that Atlanta has “some interest” in signing Tevecchio to a contract.

Tavecchio, 28, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of California back in 2012. He was unable to make the team’s 53-man roster and was released at the start of the season.

The Raiders later claimed him off of waivers in 2014 and he’s been on and off of their roster the past few years. Oakland cut him loose as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players, but signed him to the practice squad shortly after.

Tavecchio was promoted to the active roster in September after veteran K Sebastian Janikowski was placed on injured reserve and they brought him back on an exclusive rights contract this offseason but waived him last week.

In 2017, Tavecchio appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders and converted 16 of 21 field goal attempts (76.2 percent) to go along with 33 of 34 extra point attempts.

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