FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Dan Quinn provided an update of the Falcons' injury situation on Monday, and there are two players who seem unlikely to suit up on Monday night against the New York Giants (1-5).
Quinn said veteran kicker Matt Bryant has a strained hamstring that "will likely knock him out this week." Bryant injured his hamstring during a 57-yard field goal late in the Falcons' win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Devonta Freeman is the other player who Quinn indicated could miss Monday's game. Freeman, who Quinn said is dealing with a groin injury, missed Sunday's game against the Bucs due to a foot injury, and he also missed three games this season due to a knee injury.
With Bryant's status up in the air for Monday, Quinn said the Falcons will likely add somebody to the roster in time for Thursday's practice. Among the kickers the Falcons are looking at is Giorgio Tavecchio, who spent time with the team during the preseason.
"There's a couple of guys that we're talking to, but he's certainly one of them," Quinn said. "Part of the reason of bringing some guys in [during the preseason] is contingency planning. If this situation ever came about, you'd like to be prepared for it. The leg strength, he was also a kickoff man, the accuracy that he has. He was somebody that we definitely had on our radar."