Falcons sign kicker Matt Bryant to contract extension

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed kicker Matt Bryant to a contract extension.

Bryant could have been an unrestricted free agent.

Bryant, who joined the Falcons in 2010, was successful on 29 of 32 field-goal attempts last season. He led the NFL with seven field goals of 50 yards or longer.

Since joining the Falcons, Bryant has made 88.6 percent of his field-goal attempts (148 of 167). He is the second-leading scorer in Falcons history with 666 points. Morten Andersen holds the team record with 806 points.

Terms of the new deal were not announced.

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