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Bridge City’s Matt Bryant returns to Falcons

Bridge City native Matt Bryant has re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons, the team with which he is the all-time leading scorer.

Rotoworld reported the 1994 Bridge City High School graduate committed to a one-year, $3 million contract, adding the Falcons didn’t like the performances of Giorgio Tavecchio or Blair Walsh during preseason games.

Bryant, 44, became a free agent after last season but never landed with another team. He missed the last three games due to a hamstring injury, according to a story on the team’s website.

The 5-foot-9, 203-pounder who played collegiately at Baylor made four field goals from 50-plus yards, 33 of 35 extra-point tries and 20 of 21 field-goal attempts last season. He is 38 for 56 in field-goal tries from 50 yards or farther and has converted 388 of 450 field-goal ties (86.2%) in his 17-year career.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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