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The Falcons Have Released Veteran K Matt Bryant

Matt Bryant looks at the scoreboard walking off the field.

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 06: Matt Bryant #3 of the Atlanta Falcons watches from the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran kicker Matt Bryant, according to multiple reports this afternoon.

Atlanta originally released the 44-year-old Bryant back in February after a productive 10 seasons with the franchise. However, they brought him back before the start of this season after Blair Walsh and Giorgio Tavecchio struggled during the preseason.

In seven games, Bryant connected on only 9-of-14 field goals and also missed a crucial extra point in the final minutes of a 34-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Evan Birchfield of TheFalcoholic first reported the news of Bryant's release.

Minutes ago, the Falcons confirmed they have released Bryant and replaced him with Younghoe Koo.

Bryant hit on 259-of-296 field goal attempts as a Falcon while converting 386-of-390 extra points with the team.

He began his NFL career with the New York Giants back in 2002.