Falcons agree to terms on a three-year extension with veteran kicker Matt Bryant


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons have agreed to terms with kicker Matt Bryant, the all-time leading scorer in franchise history.

The two parties have agreed upon a three-year extension, preventing Bryant, 42, from hitting free agency on March 14 and keeping him with the Falcons through the 2020 season. Following the season, Bryant said he'd like to finish his career in Atlanta.

"I am ready to play – I'll play two-three more years in this league," Bryant said. "There's obviously some curious times ahead to see where those two-three years happen. You know I'd like to finish it here with this organization. I guess I have a history here, so I'd like to finish it up here."

Bryant has been one of the top kickers in the NFL since joining the Falcons in 2009. He has accounted for 1,029 points in his nine seasons with the team, the most by any single player in the franchise's history. During the Falcons' run to the playoffs, Bryant was flawless, going 5-of-5 in the team's playoff-clinching win against the Panthers and 4-of-4 in their wild-card victory against the Rams. Last season, Bryant made 87.2 percent of his field goal attempts, including a career-high eight kicks from 50-plus yards. In his career with the Falcons, Bryant has converted 88.1 percent of his field goal attempts and 99.7 percent of his point-after attempts.

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