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Matt Bryant: No plans of retirement just yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bryant said Tuesday that he wants to continue playing in the NFL and remains confident in his abilities to perform at a high level, Vaughn McClure of reports. "I want to go where I'm wanted," the 43-year-old kicker explained. "I can still hit from 57 yards. I can still make the game-winning kick."

Atlanta elected to let go of the ever-reliable Bryant last Wednesday, clearing up cap space for much-needed roster moves on both sides of the ball and providing Giorgio Tavecchio with an opportunity to become the Falcons' full-time place kicker. There are multiple teams who could use the services of Bryant, who connected on an extraordinary 20 of 21 field-goal tries last year. Though his ultimate destination remains up in the air, there is one team of the seven that posted a sub-80 percent field-goal rate that seems to make a lot of sense. When asked about returning to the Buccaneers, an organization in which he spent four seasons between 2005 and 2008, Bryant reported to ESPN's Vaughn McClure that "They are definitely an option. I could definitely (see myself) going back there to play. Bucs special teams coach Keith (Armstrong) knows me, and I know him."

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Falcons' Matt Bryant: Cut free by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bryant announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that the Falcons informed him of his release from the roster.

Bryant's post came a day after he noted that he intends to continue his career. If that's the case, Bryant will likely now need to find a home outside Atlanta, where he spent the past 10 seasons. He converted 88.7 percent of his field-goal attempts in a Falcons uniform, including 20 of 21 (95.2 percent) during the 2018 campaign. The 43-year-old missed three games with a hamstring injury, and he's been bothered by his back at times the past few seasons. Even with concerns about his durability, Bryant shouldn't have much trouble finding another job.

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Falcons' Matt Bryant: No plans to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bryant said via Twitter on Tuesday that he is not retiring.

Bryant is coming off his most efficient season as a kicker, as he made 20 of 21 field goals in 2018. The longtime Falcon will turn 44 in May and is under contract for two more seasons in Atlanta, as the team is likely to happily welcome his return in 2019.

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Falcons' Matt Bryant: Flawless against former team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bryant connected on field-goal attempts of 49 and 37 yards, while converting on all four of his point-after tries during Sunday's 34-32 win against the Buccaneers.

Like fine wine, Bryant continues to improve with age. In his 17th pro season, the 43-year-old Bryant converted on 20 of 21 field-goal tries (95.2 percent), comfortably surpassing his previous career-best field goal percentage of 93.1 among seasons in which he attempted at least 10 field goals. It's hard enough to find a serviceable option at kicker, let alone an elite one, and the Falcons would surely embrace the idea of Bryant returning for an 11th year with the franchise. Whether that is in Bryant's plans remains inconclusive as the 2018 regular season winds to a close.

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Falcons' Matt Bryant: Nails field goal, three PATs in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bryant converted on his lone field-goal attempt of 39 yards, and went 3-for-3 on extra points during Sunday's 24-10 win against the Panthers.

Bryant continues to build upon his ever-reliable form, knocking nine of his 10 field-goal tries through the uprights since returning from a hamstring injury in Week 11, and converting on 18 of 19 FGA overall this season. If there is a black mark on Bryant's 2018 resume, it comes as a result of shaky results on point-after tries. (The veteran kicker has missed multiple PATs for the first time in his past 17 seasons as a pro.) In Week 17, Bryant's fantasy upside remains limited facing a Buccaneers team that's allowed 25 FGA all year, largely in part to a putrid red-zone defense. (Tampa Bay is allowing touchdowns on 77.8 percent of opponents' red-zone drives.)

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2002New York Giants162-27-714-193-40-026-3247181.230-323093.8
2003New York Giants110-03-44-54-50-011-1447178.617-1717100.0
2004Indianapolis Colts10-00-00-00-10-00-1000.05-55100.0
2004Miami Dolphins30-01-10-02-20-03-3470100.07-77100.0
2005Tampa Bay Buccaneers150-02-48-810-111-221-2550084.031-3131100.0
2006Tampa Bay Buccaneers160-08-83-35-91-217-2262077.322-232295.7
2007Tampa Bay Buccaneers160-011-1211-116-70-328-3349084.834-3434100.0
2008Tampa Bay Buccaneers160-012-1215-155-80-332-3849084.235-363597.2
2009Atlanta Falcons50-02-24-40-21-27-1051270.010-1010100.0
2010Atlanta Falcons160-011-118-98-101-128-3151190.344-4444100.0
2011Atlanta Falcons162-29-99-95-72-227-2951093.145-4545100.0
2012Atlanta Falcons161-18-910-1110-134-433-3855086.844-4444100.0
2013Atlanta Falcons160-09-97-85-53-524-2753088.939-3939100.0
2014Atlanta Falcons160-010-104-48-87-1029-3254190.640-4040100.0
2015Atlanta Falcons101-14-43-46-90-014-1847077.826-2626100.0
2016Atlanta Falcons160-012-127-89-96-834-3759191.956-575698.2
2017Atlanta Falcons161-16-610-139-108-934-3957287.235-3535100.0
2018Atlanta Falcons130-04-45-57-74-520-2157095.233-353394.3
YearTeamGKOAvgTBRetRet AvgTDOnsideRecov
2002New York Giants167560.427222.5000
2003New York Giants113960.423420.4010
2004Indianapolis Colts1659.50620.0000
2004Miami Dolphins31263.701218.9000
2005Tampa Bay Buccaneers156662.756021.7100
2006Tampa Bay Buccaneers165362.244618.4000
2007Tampa Bay Buccaneers167860.066719.8142
2008Tampa Bay Buccaneers168262.967420.8010
2009Atlanta Falcons500.0000.0000
2010Atlanta Falcons1600.0000.0000
2011Atlanta Falcons1600.0000.0000
2012Atlanta Falcons1600.0000.0000
2013Atlanta Falcons1600.0000.0000
2014Atlanta Falcons1600.0000.0000
2015Atlanta Falcons1000.0000.0000
2016Atlanta Falcons1600.0000.0000
2017Atlanta Falcons1600.0000.0000
2018Atlanta Falcons1300.0000.0000
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2004Indianapolis Colts1000---0000000---
2004Miami Dolphins3000---0000000---
2005Tampa Bay Buccaneers15000---0000000---
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2009Atlanta Falcons51363636.0010000036.0
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2011Atlanta Falcons16000---0000000---
2012Atlanta Falcons16000---0000000---
2013Atlanta Falcons16000---0000000---
2014Atlanta Falcons16000---0000000---
2015Atlanta Falcons10000---0000000---
2016Atlanta Falcons162673633.5000000033.5
2017Atlanta Falcons16000---0000000---
2018Atlanta Falcons13000---0000000---
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2002New York Giants1611.000000.0000
2003New York Giants1144.000000.0000
2004Indianapolis Colts111.000000.0000
2004Miami Dolphins300.000000.0000
2005Tampa Bay Buccaneers1511.000000.0000
2006Tampa Bay Buccaneers1621.010000.0000
2007Tampa Bay Buccaneers1611.000000.0000
2008Tampa Bay Buccaneers1611.000000.0000
2009Atlanta Falcons500.000000.0000
2010Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2011Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2012Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2013Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2014Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2015Atlanta Falcons1000.000000.0000
2016Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2017Atlanta Falcons1600.000000.0000
2018Atlanta Falcons1300.000000.0000

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