Bryant, 44, separated from the team in the off-season. He had signed with the Falcons before the 2009 season and left Atlanta with 1,122 points as the leading scorer in the franchise history. His 158 points in 2016 are a season record for Falcons.
The reason the Falcons are inviting Bryant to a tryout and signing Blair Walsh on Saturday is due to Giorgio Tavecchio's recent battles. Although Bryant showed a perfect performance in the 2018 season – he was 5 against 5 in field goals and 8 against 8 in extra points – Tavecchio has problems this preseason.
Tavecchio is 4 against 8. Eight goals in this preseason were missing at 54, 52, 52 and 39 meters. The last miss fell on Thursday night in the first quarter of the preseason game of the Falcons against the Redskins. The 39-yard attempt went far to the left.
After the game, Tavecchio said: "This team deserves better." "Always," Quinn said. "Sure, yes."
Quinn also noted that the Falcons were working out three kickers ̵
"Both good guys, all good workouts, and, as we go through, the HR department," said Quinn. "Dig a bit and see if there's any opportunities for improvement and challenge, here we are."
Walsh, 29, is a former Georgia Bulldog and all-pro kicker in the sixth round drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2012 NFL Draft, he spent five seasons with the Vikings and converted 84.2 percent of his field goals and 94.5 percent of his extra-point attempts.
Walsh was last in the 2017 season Seattle Seahawks, where he made 72.4 percent of his field goal attempts.  The Hawks compete against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night and then have to reduce their lineup until 16:00 on the league-set 53 ET on Saturday .