FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran kicker, Matt Bryant.
In a Tweet Wednesday, the 43-year-old Bryant wrote, "I was informed last night that the team was moving on from my services and that I would be released. “I want to say thank you to all (of) the fans that have stood with me and my family during our time here.”
Bryant went on to say that he does not plan on retiring yet.
Over this past year I’ve been asked numerous times about retirement and how I feel. Well, I’m not retiring and I feel fine and plan on feeling even better with some changes to my offseason program!— matt bryant (@Matt_Bryant3) February 6, 2019
Bryant went 20 for 21, with a season long of 57 yards, in 13 games in the 2018 season.
The Falcons signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio in August and then re-signed him in October to fill in for an injured Bryant. Tavecchio kicked in three games in 2018, going 5 for 5, including a career long 56 yarder against the New York Giants.