Bryant, 44, split with the team during the off-season. He had signed with the Falcons before the 2009 season and left Atlanta as the leading scorer in franchise history with 1,222 points. His 158 points in 2016 are the Falcons' single-season record
The reason the Falcons bring in Bryant to try and sign Blair Walsh on Saturday is because of Giorgio Tavequio's recent struggles. Although he was perfect while filling in for Bryant in the 2018 season – he was 5-for-5 on field goal attempts and 8-for-8 on extra points – Tavecchio struggled this preseason.
Tavecchio is 4 of 8 on field goal attempts this preseason, missing 54, 52, 52 and 39 yards out. The latest pass came Thursday night in the first quarter of the Falcons' preliminary game against the Redskins.
After the game, Tavecchio said "that team deserves better."
On Sunday, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said that a kicker race was now open.
"Always, always," said Quinn. “Sure, yes.
Quinn also noted that the Falcons have developed three kicks ̵
"Both good guys, all good workouts, and as we go through this, thanks to the personnel department," Quinn said. and see if there are ways to improve and challenge. That's where we are. "
The 29-year-old Walsh is a former kicker of the Georgia Bulldogs and All-Pro drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent five seasons with the Vikings, converting 84.2 percent of the field it also targets 94.5 percent of its attempts at extra points.
Walsh was last with the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, where he made 72.4 percent of his field goal attempts.  The Falcons take on the Jaguars Jacksonville on Thursday night and then have to list until the League term of office 53 by 4:00 pm ET on Saturday.