The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Thursday with Matt Bryant nursing a quad injury.
The Falcons also waived linebacker Joplo Bartu.
Bryant was hurt during Wednesday’s follow. Head coach Dan Quinn Graham did not right away rule Bryant out for Sunday’s game in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings. Bryant is 14 of 18 on field ambitions this time.
Graham was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as a higher education free of charge agent adhering to the 2000 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. He has invested time with nine various groups, such as his latest quit with the Saints in 2014. Graham created the Pro Bowl in 2005 when he played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He has played a combined 173 video games over fourteen many years and has made 266 of 311 discipline targets.
Bartu was originally signed by the Falcons as college free of charge agent pursuing the 2013 draft out of Texas Point out. In two NFL seasons, he has appeared in 32 online games whilst creating 27 commences and totaling 192 tackles, 4.five sacks, two pressured fumbles and two passes defensed.