Matt Wile

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Parts ways with Atlanta

Wile (quadriceps) was waived by the Falcons with an injury settlement Tuesday.

Analysis: Wile signed with the Falcons earlier in October as starting punter Matt Bosher (groin) was sidelined, but he'll now be let go while dealing with his own injury. Bosher has since move to injured reserve while Kasey Redfern serves as Atlanta's punter.

Oct 15, 2019 8:37 PM EST

Ruled out for Week 6

Wile (quadriceps) is inactive for Atlanta's upcoming matchup against the Cardinals, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Analysis: Atlanta is now down to "Plan C" at punter for Sunday, as starter Matt Bosher (groin), too, will miss the road trip to Arizona after landing on injured reserve Oct. 5. The Falcons have yet to declare who will be filling in, and whoever it is may also be fielding snaps at place holder, as it has been the team's tendency over recent seasons to have the punter take on that responsibility.

Oct 11, 2019 7:23 PM EST

Re-signs with Falcons

Wile re-signed with the Falcons on Saturday.

Analysis: Wile is back with the team due to starting punter Matt Bosher (groin) being ruled out. It will be his second game as the Falcons' punter this season. His lone punt in Week 3 led to the opposition staring their drive at their own 7-yard line.

Oct 5, 2019 9:00 AM EST

Out in Atlanta

Wile was let go from the Falcons' practice squad Tuesday, per the team's official Twitter account.

Analysis: After punting for Atlanta in Week 3 while Matt Bosher was nursing a groin injury, Wile was retained on the practice squad as a precautionary measure heading into Sunday's game against the Titans. With Bosher having played in Week 4 and now a full participant in practice, the Falcons parted with Wile to acquire developmental players Ahmad Thomas and Lukayus McNeil at positions of greater need.

Oct 1, 2019 4:43 PM EST

Back on Atlanta's practice squad

Wile was signed to Atlanta's practice squad after being waived by the team Monday, per the Falcons' official Twitter account.

Analysis: Wile is back with the practice squad after a two-day hiatus from the team. He joined Atlanta's practice squad last week as insurance for Matt Bosher (groin), who ultimately proved unable to go against the Colts in Week 3 due to injury. Bosher returned to practice as a limited participant Wednesday, and if he misses his second consecutive game Sunday against the Titans, Wile is on hand to step in after pinning Indianapolis inside its own 10-yard line on his only punt last week.

Sep 25, 2019 8:42 PM EST

Waived by Atlanta

The Falcons waived Wile on Monday, per the league's official transactions report.

Analysis: Wile's departure could be a positive sign for the health of starting punter Matt Bosher (groin). In any case, Wile will now search for a role elsewhere in the league.

Sep 23, 2019 3:03 PM EST

Bumped up from practice squad

Wile is being elevated from the Falcons' practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game at Indianapolis, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old punter is being called up for what could be a spot start, or a multi-week audition depending on how quickly Matt Bosher (groin) is able to return from injury. Wile was briefly a Falcon when he filled in for Bosher in 2016 under similar circumstances, but more recently, he punted to an average of 45.2 yards per attempt as the Vikings' starter last year.

Sep 20, 2019 4:06 PM EST

Joins Falcons' practice squad

Wile signed a contract Tuesday to become a member of Atlanta's practice squad, Kasey Richardson of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: In acquiring Wile, the Falcons prepare a contingency plan should Matt Bosher (groin) prove unable to go in Week 3 against the Colts. Wile has played in at least one regular season game for Atlanta, Arizona and Minnesota, but the vast majority of his NFL experience came last year as the punter for the Vikings. The 27-year-old appeared in all 16 games for Minnesota in 2018, averaging 45.2 yards per punt.

Sep 17, 2019 4:13 PM EST

Clear of finger issue

Wile (finger) punted six times for 284 yards (47.3 average) in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Wile was previously nursing a cut on his finger that require stitches, but the injury was never expected to carry over to the regular season.

Aug 29, 2019 8:28 AM EST

Nursing finger injury

Wile is recovering from a cut on his finger that required stitches, Courtney Cronin of reports.

Analysis: As a result of his injury, Wile is currently unable to hold the ball during kicks in practice. The starting punter's injury does not appear likely to carry over to the regular season.

Aug 12, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Re-signs with Vikings

The Vikings and Wile agreed on a one-year deal worth $645,000 on Tuesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Wile played in all 16 games for Minnesota after being claimed off waivers prior to Week 1. He finished the year with an average of 45.2 yards per punt on 72 attempts. It is unclear if he will see any competition in camp.

Mar 5, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Claimed by Minnesota

Wile was claimed off waivers by Minnesota, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: He'll replace Ryan Quigley as Minnesota's punter.

Sep 2, 2018 10:35 AM EST

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