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Matt Bryant held out of practice; Falcons re-sign Meyer

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant, who suffered what appears to be a calf injury against the Panthers, will be held out of practice Wednesday, coach Dan Quinn said. 

Bryant normally kicks on Wednesdays and Fridays. But Quinn said he is “day to day” and may not kick until Friday.

Television coverage showed Bryant, 42, favoring his right calf Sunday after kicking a 53-yard field goal in the first quarter, but he would not confirm the nature of the injury Monday other than to say, “there were problems there, yes,” and, “it’s injured down there. On that category, I guess it'd be up to coach to tell.”

Quinn will have to list the injury when the team’s official injury report is released later today, per NFL rules. 

Linebacker Duke Riley, who’s recovering from knee surgery, also will not practice.

Wide receiver Julio Jones, who appeared to suffer a quad injury against the Panthers, will be held out of practice and take part in just the walk-through portions of practice. 

With Bryant slowed by injury, the Falcons re-signed kicker Mike Meyer to the practice squad and released quarterback Garrett Grayson. 

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