Bryant signs with Falcons again

Published 1:53 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bridge City native Matt Bryant has re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons, the team with which he is the all-time leading scorer.

Rotoworld reported the 1994 Bridge City High School graduate committed to a one-year, $3 million contract, adding the Falcons didn’t like the performances of Giorgio Tavecchio or Blair Walsh during preseason games.

Bryant, 44, became a free agent after last season but never landed with another team. He missed the last three games due to a hamstring injury, according to a story on the team’s website.

The 5-foot-9, 203-pounder who played collegiately at Baylor made four field goals from 50-plus yards, 33 of 35 extra-point tries and 20 of 21 field-goal attempts last season. He is 38 for 56 in field-goal tries from 50 yards or farther and has converted 388 of 450 field-goal ties (86.2%) in his 17-year career.