Nizialek, 26, played at Georgia and has spent time with the Ravens.
The Falcons also have punter Dom Maggio on the roster.
“Dom is doing good,” Smith said. “He was working through something coming back. We expect Dom to punt this (exhibition) season. We need somebody to win that job.”
Nizialek won a punt-off against Colby Wadman (California-Davis) and Matt Wile (Michigan) when the three worked out for the team along with wide receiver Jonathan Adams (Arkansas State) on Monday.
Hofrichter was drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 draft out of Syracuse.
“After finishing 31st in gross punting value, Hofrichter’s job is on the line,” Thomas Bassinger wrote in the Football Outsiders Almanac 2021 preview. “The Falcons’ first acquisition this offseason was Wake Forest product Dom Maggio, who signed with the Ravens after the 2020 draft but did not make the team.”
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