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Kicker YOUNGHOE KOO signed by Atlanta Falcons


The Falcons have released kicker Matt Bryant and agreed to terms with kicker Younghoe Koo.

Koo was originally signed by the Chargers as a college free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the fourth NFL player born in South Korea and played in four games, converting three of six field-goal attempts and all nine of his extra-point attempts for the Chargers in 2017. Koo signed with the Atlanta Legends of the AAF in January of 2019 and recorded the first points in the league’s history with a 38-yard field goal against the Orlando Apollos. He was a perfect 14-for-14 on field goals in eight games with the Legends. Koo most recently spent time as a member of the New England Patriots practice squad. The Seoul native played at Georgia Southern where he was an All-Sun Belt performer and finalist for the Lou Groza Award.

Bryant is the Falcons all-time leading scorer. In 10 seasons in Atlanta, he connected on 259 of 296 field goals (87.5 percent), including 38 of 52 kicks from beyond 50 yards (73.1 percent). Bryant was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2016 season when he broke the club’s all-time points record and led the league in points scored.

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