Falcons Sign 46-Year-Old Kicker Andersen
The Atlanta Falcons signed 46-year-old kicker Morten Andersen on Tuesday.
Andersen, the second-leading scorer in NFL history, previously kicked for the Falcons between 1995 and 2000. He also kicked for the Falcons' next opponent, the New Orleans Saints, between 1982 and '94.
He last kicked in the league with the Minnesota Vikings in 2004.
The Falcons began the season with Michael Koenen, their punter last season, handling their punting, field goal and kickoff duties. But Koenen missed six of eight field goal attempts in the first two games after winning the job by going 8 for 8 during the preseason.
Koenen remains the team's punter and kickoff specialist, and probably will handle longer field goal attempts as well.
By Mark Maske |
September 20, 2006; 9:36 AM ET
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