Falcons To Open Extension Talks With K Matt Bryant

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said Thursday that they plan to discuss a contract extension with veteran kicker Matt Bryant at some point in the near future.

Matt Bryant is one that we’re going to talk to here soon about what’s going on next season,” Dimitroff said, via ESPN.com. “I think Matt did a heck of a job for us this year. In a lot of ways, he stepped up to the ball and rose to the occasion. I was very proud of him, as I know Dan was. Having a guy who continues to fight age, but he does a very good job with it. He continues to come through for us. He’s an important part.

Bryant, 42, began his NFL career with the Giants back in 2002. He had stints with the Cowboys, Colts, Dolphins and Buccaneers before eventually signing on with the Falcons in 2009.

Bryant is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.

In 2017, Bryant appeared in all 16 games for the Falcons and converted 34 of 39 field goals attempts (87.2 percent) and all 35 extra point tries.

We’ll have more regarding a new contract for Bryant as the news is available.

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