Bryant (quad) won't play Sunday against the Vikings. He'll be replaced this weekend by veteran kicker Shayne Graham, who joined the Falcons earlier this week after Bryant strained his quad Wednesday during practice.
Bryant (quadriceps) was unable to practice Friday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports. Bryant is a long shot to play Sunday against the Vikings, especially since the Falcons went out and signed Shayne Graham earlier in the week.
With Bryant having strained his quad Wednesday during practice, the Falcons have signed Shayne Graham. The Falcons haven't ruled Bryant out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, but the fact that the team move so swiftly to add another kicker suggests that Bryant is in danger of missing the contest.
Bryant was limited in practice Wednesday due to a right quadriceps injury. Until the Falcons sign another kicker, Bryant should be considered good to go for Sunday's contest against the Vikings. Typically one of the highest-scoring kicking options in the NFL, he's fallen all the way to 18th in scoring with 68 points, as the Falcons have sputtered after a fast start to the season.
Bryant made two chip-shot field goals and two extra points in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Both of his field goals were actually a shorter distance than his extra point attempts, as he hit from 24 yards and 21 yards. He has a nice matchup against the woeful 49ers in Week 9.
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