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Elliott Fry

Atlanta Falcons
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Atlanta Falcons
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Elliott Fry News

Joins Atlanta's practice squad

The Falcons signed Fry to their practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Fry replaces Danny Isidora as the Falcons' emergency kicker on their practice squad. Barring injury to Younghoe Koo, Fry is unlikely to be promoted to the active roster.

Sep 17, 2021 1:28 PM EST

Joins Atlanta practice squad

Fry signed a deal to join the Falcons' practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Fry will join the Falcons as a kicker who can also punt the ball. The kicker could likely end up getting pulled up to the 53-man squad if either Younghoe Koo or Cameron Nizialek get hurt.

Sep 10, 2021 12:02 PM EST

Released by Atlanta

Fry was released by the Falcons on Tuesday.

Analysis: Fry appeared in one game for the team in 2020, but the Falcons are committed to Younghoe Koo at the kicker position as long as Koo's healthy.

May 11, 2021 8:02 AM EST

Receives future deal

The Falcons signed Fry to a reserve/future contract Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Fry played in one game for the Falcons in 2020, connecting on his lone field-goal attempt from 23 yards out. The 26-year-old is injury insurance for the Falcons, as Younghoe Koo is locked in as their starting kicker in 2021.

Jan 4, 2021 12:59 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Fry reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was elevated to the active roster as an extra player for Monday's loss to the Packers with Younghoe Koo (groin) sidelined, and he made his lone field-goal attempt but missed one of two extra-point attempts. Fry could receive another opportunity next week if Koo remains sidelined.

Oct 6, 2020 5:36 PM EST

Misses kick in debut

Fry made his only field-goal attempt but missed one of his two extra-point tries in Monday night's 30-16 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Fry made his NFL debut after usual starter Younghoe Koo (groin) was deemed inactive. Although began with an easy 23-yard field goal, he faltered on his next attempt, missing an extra point wide right following halftime. Fry responded by making his next PAT, but he'll nonetheless be disappointed by his imperfect first appearance. At this point, it remains to be seen whether Koo will return for Week 5 versus the Panthers, but Fry at least has some game experience under his belt now.

Oct 6, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Officially called up

The Falcons elevated Fry from the practice squad for Monday's game against the Packers, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: Fry had already been named the starting kicker since Younghoe Koo (groin) has been ruled out, and the Falcons officially made the transaction. This will be Fry's first NFL game since entering the league in 2017. While even a top-tier performance won't push Koo out of the starting job once he's healthy, this could serve as a glorified tryout for Fry in hopes of impressing other teams.

Oct 5, 2020 1:49 PM EST

Set to start Monday

Fry will start Monday against the Packers after Younghoe Koo (groin) was ruled out ahead of the prime-time contest, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: This was always the expected outcome considering Koo was unable to practice all week. The Falcons haven't called up Fry from the practice squad yet, but the designation is expected to occur in the next two days. The 25-year-old has yet to attempt a kick at the NFL level in his career.

Oct 3, 2020 8:37 AM EST

Joins Falcons' practice squad

The Flacons signed Fry to the practice squad Thursday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Fry will provide Atlanta with emergency kicker depth behind Younghoe Koo (groin), who appears to be in danger of missing Monday's game against the Packers. He spent time with the Buccaneers during training camp.

Oct 1, 2020 3:08 PM EST

Let go by Bucs

The Buccaneers waived Fry on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Buccaneers brought in Ryan Succop and Cody Parkey for tryouts to supplement the competition between Fry and Mike Gay, and Fry struggled in the battle Sunday, missing an extra point and shanking a 49-yard field goal. Fry was shown the door as a result, and the competition is now between Gay and Succop to start Week 1. Fry has less than two weeks to find a new gig, and it'll be tough with no NFL regular-season experience.

Sep 1, 2020 4:09 PM EST

Stumbles in scrimmage

Fry missed an extra point off the left upright and shanked a 49-yard field-goal try during Friday's scrimmage at Raymond James Stadium, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Fry may have irreparably damaged his chances in a heated job battle that is reportedly about to expand with his rough showing. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that veterans Ryan Succop and Cody Parkey are currently going through COVID-19 protocols ahead of planned workouts for the team this coming week, which could ultimately equate to a Fry release. The lack of preseason games this summer certainly narrows the opportunities to stand out for kicking hopefuls, and given Fry was unable to capitalize on one of the few simulated game situations available, his outlook has likely dimmed.

Aug 30, 2020 1:16 PM EST

Thriving in kicking competition

Fry continues to give an impressive accounting of himself in his training camp kicking competition with incumbent Matt Gay, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. "The most consistent guy [will make the team]," said Bruce Arians. "They both have enough leg strength. Fry kicked a 56-yarder with no problems. I don't think we're going to try too many longer unless it's at the end of the half. Leg strength is no problem, so it's just the most consistent guy, and if there's a disparity with who's the most consistent inside 35 [yards]."

Analysis: Fry has yet to kick in a regular-season game, but he spent time with the Bears and Ravens last preseason as an undrafted rookie. The 25-year-old has displayed leg strength to rival that of Gay's, so this competition could well come down to how each performs in the simulated game conditions of a pair of intrasquad scrimmages at Raymond James Stadium, the first unfolding this coming Friday.

Aug 26, 2020 11:44 PM EST

Locked in Tuesday

Fry, who was brought in to compete with Matthew Gay for the placekicking job, was perfect on all his attempts in Tuesday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Fry has yet to kick in a regular-season game, but he has had a solid dose of preseason experience. Gay's strong leg, solid body of overall work last season and pedigree (for a kicker) as a fifth-round pick likely gives him an advantage in the job battle going in; however, Fry could make things interesting if he can continue putting together days like Tuesday, when he matched Gay's perfect showing and finished with a successful attempt from 50 yards.

Aug 18, 2020 11:51 PM EST

Picked up by Bucs

After getting waived by the Panthers on Thursday, Fry's Friday went better as he was claimed by Tampa Bay, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Buccaneers brought Fry on board to give Matt Gay a kicker to compete with. The 25-year-old went undrafted in 2019 and subsequently spent time in Chicago and Baltimore before the season kicked off. As of now, Gay would seemingly have the leg up on the competition, but Fry will look to make an impression in camp. He converted 66-of-88 field goal attempts and 161-of-162 extra points during his collegiate career in South Carolina.

May 1, 2020 6:38 PM EST

Parts ways with Panthers

The Panthers waived Fry on Thursday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: The Panthers signed Fry late last December as an insurance option, but the team now appears comfortable proceeding forth with just Joey Slye and Graham Gano (knee). Fry also previously spent time with the Bears and Ravens, but he has yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted out of South Carolina in 2017.

Apr 30, 2020 3:40 PM EST

Inks deal with Panthers

Fry signed with the Panthers on Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Fry was originally expected to play for the XFL's St. Louis Battlehawks, but the Panthers want to afford him an early look for the 2020 season. With Graham Gano (knee) in IR this year, Joey Slye was the Panthers' starting kicker. Slye produced modestly, connecting on 78 percent of field goals, including eight of 11 tries from beyond 50 yards. He also hit 31 of 35 extra points. If Slye isn't re-signed, Fry will compete with Gano for the starting job next year.

Dec 30, 2019 11:25 AM EST

Let go by Baltimore

Fry was waived by the Ravens on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Fry signed with the Ravens last weekend after being waived by the Bears, and he served as the team's kicker in Thursday preseason finale. The 24-year-old had no chance of making the team with Justin Tucker healthy, but he showcased himself well by making field goals from 21 and 48 yards while converting both extra-point attempts.

Aug 30, 2019 8:55 AM EST

Heading to Baltimore

Fry inked a contract with the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: Fry was recently let go by the Bears after he lost the kicking battle with Eddie Pineiro. The South Carolina product could've have signed in a better place for his chances to make a team, considering the most accurate kicker in NFL history Justin Tucker resides on the roster. Fry will be the third kicker on the roster, with Tucker and Cameron Nizialek.

Aug 25, 2019 7:41 AM EST

Let go by Chicago

The Bears waived Fry on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In what was assumed to be an even battle up to this point with fellow kicker Eddie Pineiro, the South Carolina product was let go. Fry seemed to have taken the lead early, after he made a 43-yard field in the team's first preseason game, even after the Panthers iced him. Fry is clear to sign elsewhere, and could be an intriguing option even if a team wants to put pressure on their assumed starter to perform.

Aug 18, 2019 10:06 AM EST

Makes only field-goal attempt

Fry took the early lead in the Bears' kicking competition, Patirck Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Ironically, Fry's only field-goal attempt was 'The Parkey Kick"- 43 yards toward the north goalpost, after a timeout to ice him. After knocking the kick right down the middle, the home crowd erupted, and Fry likely felt some of the pressure subside. He also benefited in the competition when teammate Eddie Pineiro missed a 48-yard attempt. It's likely that this competition will continue for the next couple weeks, but the winner may be a strong fantasy option as part of an emerging offense that should provide plenty of scoring chances.

Aug 9, 2019 7:58 AM EST

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