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December 8, 2019 08:56 AM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Right back on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (groin) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Just five days after he was activated from IR following an eight-game absence, Bosher has seen his injury-plagued 2019 effectively come to a close. The designation comes as result of an aggravation to his existing right groin injury, wrapping up Bosher's season with just nine punt attempts on the record, including one blocked punt during the Week 1 loss to Minnesota.

December 7, 2019 01:32 AM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Questionable coming into Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (groin) has been tagged with a questionable designation for Sunday's upcoming game against the Panthers.

The Falcons currently do not have another punter on the roster, but Matt Wile, Kasey Redfern and Ryan Allen have all been brought in for brief stints thus far this season. Bosher was re-activated from injured reserve Monday, and is attempting to make his first appearance since Atlanta's Week 4 game against the Titans.

December 2, 2019 01:04 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Activated from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons activated Bosher (groin) from injured reserve Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Bosher played in four games this year before being placed on IR. Since joining the Falcons in 2011, Bosher has averaged 45.7 yards per punt. He'll suit up Sunday against the Panthers.

November 20, 2019 03:24 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (groin) was back at practice Wednesday and has been officially designated to return off of IR, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The earliest Bosher could play is Dec. 8 against Carolina. The 32-year-old punter hasn't played yet in 2019, but all signs point to him making his season debut shortly, provided all goes well for Bosher on the practice field.

October 5, 2019 04:52 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (groin) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

It wasn't revealed that Bosher's injury is season-ending, so he'll be eligible to return to the team in Week 11. In his place, the Falcons signed Matt Wile to serve as their starting punter going forward.

October 5, 2019 01:40 AM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: To miss second game of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (groin) is out for the Falcons' Week 5 matchup against the Texans, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The veteran punter will now miss his second game out of Atlanta's past three, with Matt Wile the most likely candidate to step in for him after punting for the Falcons in Week 3 and since being added to the practice squad. Bosher upgraded from a limited participant during Wednesday's session to full participation Thursday, but it seems that he may have re-aggravated his groin injury.

September 26, 2019 08:12 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Practices fully Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Bosher's full participation Thursday is an upgrade from his non-participation Wednesday. The 31-year-old didn't play in Week 3 due to the groin issue but he seems poised to return Sunday against Tennessee.

September 20, 2019 01:00 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Won't play Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (groin) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Bosher is nursing a groin injury that sidelined him Week 2 versus the Eagles. A timetable for the punter's recovery remains undisclosed.

September 16, 2019 07:52 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Status up in the air
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Dan Quinn provided some clarification to Bosher's injury Monday, saying it was a groin issue and not a thigh injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Bosher's injury kept him from kicking off in Sunday's victory over Philadelphia, and while he was still able to punt, it was clear that the injury was keeping him from striking the ball the way he usually can. Quinn also noted Monday that it's too early to decide whether Bosher will play Sunday against the Colts and that the team will first have to monitor him in practice this week.

September 15, 2019 08:40 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Dealing with thigh injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher is dealing with a thigh injury and won't perform kickoff duties in Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, Mike Conti of Sports Radio 92.9 The Game reports.

As a result of Bosher's injury, kicker Matt Bryant is performing kickoff duties for the first time since 2008, and the team also had wide receiver Mohamed Sanu practicing kickoffs in warmups. It remains to be seen whether Bosher is able to perform his usual punting duties.

January 24, 2019 03:16 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Concludes successful 2018 campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher averaged 45.5 yards per punt on 60 attempts, while pinning 22 kicks inside the 20-yard line during the 2018 season.

If there's one area of improvement that requires Bosher's attention this offseason, it's getting off punts with more urgency. Since 2011 when he entered the league, no NFL punter has surrendered more blocked punts than Bosher (eight). Still, it was a relatively successful 2018 season for the 31-year-old, as his 22:3 pin:touchback ratio ranked seventh best among punters with at least 20 attempts on the year. With precise placement and kicking power, he also helped contain opponents to 6.8 yards per return, a substantial improvement from his mark of 8.1 yards allowed per return in 2017. The veteran remains under contract for another year, and his roster spot appears to be secure following a solid 2018 season.

October 8, 2018 10:04 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Has punt blocked
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher averaged 39.0 yards per punt on three attempts during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Steelers.

Bosher pinned two kicks inside the 20-yard line, but he also had a punt blocked blocked by Roosevelt Nix, helping lead to a Pittsburgh touchdown late in the third quarter. That makes two blocked attempts in the past three weeks for the Falcons' special teams, while Bosher himself has allowed more blocked punts than any other punter since he entered the league in 2011.

August 27, 2018 11:16 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Ruled out for final preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Dan Quinn announced that Bosher will be inactive for the Falcons' final preseason tilt against Miami on Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Bosher looked sharp in Saturday's tune-up against the Jaguars by pinning four of his five punts inside the twenty-yard line, and multiple times stranding Jacksonville inside the 6-yard line. The seven-year veteran will get a rest in the preseason finale as Atlanta looks to keep him healthy for the kickoff to the regular season next Thursday against the Eagles.

November 21, 2017 04:40 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Active Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (ankle) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Seahawks.

Bosher, who is nursing an ankle injury, was considered a game-time decision heading into the evening. The Falcons do not have another punter on their roster, so it is possible Bosher could still be playing through some pain. However, he will likely take on his usual responsibilities barring any setbacks.

November 18, 2017 07:44 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Questionable Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against the Seahawks, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Bosher will be a game-time decision as he continues to nurse an ankle injury. The Falcons do not have another punter on their active roster at the moment and unless they pick someone up in the next day or two, it seems more than likely that Bosher will be ready to go. If not, veteran kicker Matt Bryant would likely take over punting responsibilities.

November 27, 2016 12:12 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Cardinals.

Bosher was able to practice in full on Friday, but the team will go with recent addition Matt Wile instead. Updates on his hamstring aliment should come next week.

October 7, 2016 09:02 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Practices fully Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher was a full participant at Friday's practice.

Bosher sat out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but given that he practiced in full Friday, it seems like he will play this week.

October 5, 2016 08:20 PM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Sits out practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher did not participate in practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, Vaugh McClure of ESPN reports.

The specifics of Bosher's injury are unclear, but it could force the team to do a bit of shuffling since Bosher normally handles kickoff duties along with punting.

September 10, 2016 01:53 AM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (chest) was not listed on Atlanta's injury report Thursday.

Bosher missed time in the preseason due to a chest injury that he suffered on a hit against the Browns, but he's now fully healthy and ready to go for Atlanta's Week 1 matchup against Tampa Bay.

August 22, 2016 02:05 AM
Falcons' Matt Bosher: Likely to play on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosher (chest) is on pace to play in Thursday's matchup with the Dolphins, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

It's unclear what exactly Bosher's injury is after he took a big hit to the chest, but it doesn't appear very serious. The Falcons had veteran punter Brandon Fields in for a workout late last week, but decided against signing him because of optimism that Bosher would be able to return by Thursday.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/208
Birthdate:
10/18/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Greenacres, FL, USA
School:
Miami (FL)
NFL Experience:
10
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