Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship was signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted rookie free agent. Blankenship and Bass were given 5.9 grades by NFL.com heading into the draft as the highest-rated kickers.
“We were pretty intentional, (general manager) Thomas (Dimitroff) and myself, about not adding all the way up to 90 on the day after, so you would have some flexibility if opportunities came up to add some guys post-draft to the team,” Quinn said. “That definitely is still something that we are looking into. That’s why we are keeping that space available. We’ll see what takes place over the next couple of weeks.”
It was a revolving door in the kicking department last season.
The front office handed the kicking job to Giorgio Tavecchio in the offseason instead of bringing in some competition.
When he kept misfiring, the Falcons re-signed Matt Bryant after taking a look at former Georgia kicker Blair Walsh.
Koo was added midseason after Bryant started missing field-goal attempts and a key extra-point attempt at Arizona.
Koo made 23 of 26 field-goal attempts, including a long of 50 yards last season. He made 15 of 16 extra points.
Koo also handled the kickoffs. On his 50 kickoffs, 27 went for touchbacks.
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