After signing Elliott Fry, Atlanta releases former Georgia specialist
The Atlanta Falcons made a move on Thursday involving a pair of former SEC specialists.
They signed former South Carolina kicker Elliott Fry, and released former Georgia punter Cameron Nizialek. Nizialek this preseason also punted for the Baltimore Ravens, before the Falcons signed him about three weeks ago.
“Right now, we’re keeping an extra kicker and punter on the practice squad,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn told the team’s web site. “So, that’s one option if it was deemed available to do that, but the good news is we’ll take this all the way through the next few days. We do have an extra day this week with the game on a Monday night, so we’ll spend all of the time we need to research that and be prepared if we do need to.”
Nizialek at Georgia in 2017 was a graduate transfer from Columbia who averaged 45.0 yards over 61 punts, which was UGA’s best average since Drew Butler’s mark of 48.1 in 2009. Nizialek even had a 61-yarder against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. He ranked No. 9 in the country in punting average that season.
We have signed K Elliott Fry to the practice squad and have released Cameron Nizialek.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 1, 2020