Falcons add veteran free agent specialist

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With all the jaw dropping headlines from the Hawks and Braves, it’s been quiet in Flowery Branch. However, we finally got some news on Thursday as the team signed veteran punter Bradley Pinion to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Pinion began his career with the 49ers after San Francisco selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Most recently, he spent the last three seasons with the Buccaneers but was released last week.

Pinion had a down 2021 season due to injuries; however, he has been a solid punter throughout his career, boasting a 43.7 yards per punt average. He’s also been known to handle kickoff duties, posting a respectable 78.9% career touchback rate.

Pinion joins Seth Varnon, a 2022 UDFA, in the punting competition in Atlanta because the team waived Dom Maggio.

Pinion likely has the leg up. He’s experienced and is incredibly effective when healthy.

Photographer: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

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