With Bryant struggling, Falcons work out two kickers

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

With placekicker Matt Bryant struggling, the Falcons had kickers Elliott Fry and Younghoe Koo in for workouts on Monday.

“We got done just a few moments ago,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “It was a good workout for those guys. You want to make sure that you’re always evaluating every part. We’ve stayed consistent to that. No decisions have been made at this point.”

The tryouts were first reported by Channel 2 Action News’ Zach Klein and confirmed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution before Quinn acknowledged the workouts in an afternoon press conference. Fry played at South Carolina and Younghoe at Georgia Southern.

Bryant missed field goals attempts from 51 (wide left) and 53 yards (wide right) as the Falcons fell behind 24-0 against the Seahawks on Sunday. He made field goals from 47 yards and one from 37 yards with 1:21 to play to pull the Falcons with in one score in an eventual 27-20 loss.

Bryant has made 9 of 14 field goals since re-joining just before the start of the season.

Giorgio Tavecchio was slated to be the field goal kicker, but he was too erratic in the exhibition season and the team re-signed Bryant.

Bryant, 44, has made just 2 of 6 of his field goal attempts from 50 yards or more this season. He’s made 3 of 3 from 40 to 49 yards, 3 of 4 from 30 to 39 yards and 1 of 1 from 20 to 29 yards. He’s also missed an extra point that could have tied the game against Arizona.

“Over the last few weeks, we’ve missed the mark,” Quinn said. “We wanted to take at look and evaluate.”

Meanwhile, the Falcons waived quarterback Danny Etling and cornerback  D.J. White Monday.