Atlanta Falcons sign kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

Aug 29, 2018 532

The Atlanta Falcons signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio to a contract, the team announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed for Tavecchio, who was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this month. Tavecchio will battle Matt Bryant for the kicking responsibilities with the Falcons.

The 28-year-old Italian replaced Sebastian Janikowski in 2017 and made 16 of 21 field-goal attempts -- including three from at least 50 yards -- during 16 games in his lone season with the Raiders. He connected on 33 of his 34 extra-point attempts.

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