Falcons release Elam, sign Bryant
ATLANTA -- Jason Elam figured he was down to his last miss.
He was right.
The Atlanta Falcons released the 17-year veteran on Tuesday, having finally run out of patience with a kicker who had been one of the NFL's most accurate but struggled through a mystifying slump this season.
Elam was just 8-of-15 on field-goal attempts from at least 30 yards, a success rate that was simply unacceptable -- especially for a team contending in the NFC playoff race.
"To be honest with ...
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