Had two years and $7 million left in his contract. He was due to make $3.5 million next season. Releasing him conserves $2,833,332 against the 20-19 salary-cap.
— matt bryant (@Matt_Bryant3) February 6, 20-19
“I take great pride in my own body of work on and off the field,” Bryant said in the tweet.
Bryant, who has dealt with a leg and back injuries, also said he is excited about bringing success and consistency for his team to retire.
Throughout his stint with the Falcons,” Bryant made 250 of 282 field goals (88.7 per cent ), for example 36 of 46 out of 50-plus yards. In addition, he made 372 of all 375 extra points during his 10 seasons with the Falcons. He was appointed to the Pro Bowl in 2016.
The Falcons likely will turn to Giorgio Tavecchio as their kicker. Tavecchio, who’s signed through 20-19 and certainly is likely to make $ made eight extra points set of Bryant and all five of his field goals season.
The headlines of Bryant’s release comes a day after the Falcons parted way with launching corner back Robert Alford, saving $7.9 million against the 20-19 wages cap.