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Falcons add kicker

June 18th, 2012

New York Jets kicker Nick Folk tweeted earlier tonight that the Falcons had signed his younger brother, Erik, an undrafted free agent kicker out of Washington. The Falcons had a roster spot open from cutting long snapper Corey Adams last week.

Folk spent three seasons as the Huskies’ primary field goal kicker and kickoff specialist. He was a Lou Groza Award semi-finalist as a senior, making all 56 extra points and connecting on 11 of 16 field goals, with a long of 53. He also had 8 touchbacks on 76 kickoffs as a senior. For his career, Folk made all 124 extra point attempts in his career. He was 42 of 57 (73.7%) on field goals, and had 15 touchbacks on 196 kickoffs for his career. Folk will be expected to push Matt Bryant for his kicking job, but also compete with Matt Bosher on kickoffs.

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