Falcons bring in a pair of kickers for workouts

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The Atlanta Falcons are taking a closer look at the kicker position and brought Elliott Fry and Younghoe Koo in for workouts on Monday.

WSB-TV sports director Zach Klein first tweeted the news on Monday, citing an NFL league source.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn later confirmed the report and said it was a "good workout." Quinn also noted that no decision had been made on either player.

The workouts come a day after longtime kicker Matt Bryant missed a pair of field goal attempts during the Falcons' 27-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Bryant, who is 9-of-14 kicking this season, missed from 51 and 53 yards away against the Seahawks – and has now missed a total of four kicks greater than 50 yards this year.

Bryant, 44 had, parted ways with the team during the offseason. He had signed with the Falcons prior to the 2009 season and left Atlanta as the leading scorer in franchise history with 1,122 points. His 158 points in 2016 is a Falcons single-season record.

But after Giorgio Tavecchio struggled during the preseason, the Falcons opted to bring Bryant in for a tryout and then signed him on Aug. 31.

Fry spent time with the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens this preseason; he attempted two field goals while with the Bears, making one of them from 43 yards out. He made both of his field goal attempts with the Ravens, including a 48-yarder. Fry played four seasons at South Carolina from 2013-16 and converted 75 percent of his field goal attempts during that time.

Koo, who played collegiately at Georgia Southern and earned All-Sun Belt Conference honors as a senior, most recently played for the Atlanta Legends of the now-defunct Alliance of America Football (AAF). Koo, 25, was a perfect 14-of-14 on his field goals with the Legends.

Prior to that, Koo signed with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 draft. He played in four games and was 3-of-6 on his field goals.

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