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  | Category:  Falcons
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doesn't that make him the oldest player ever to play in the NFL? Wasn't George Blanda 43 yrs old?

Posted by: SPENCER ADAMS | September 20, 2006 12:59 PM

I can come back now and still kick circles around this punk.

George Blanda

Posted by: G.B. | September 20, 2006 1:02 PM

doesn't that make him the oldest player ever to play in the NFL, passing George Blanda (43 yrs old)?

Posted by: SPENCER ADAMS | September 20, 2006 1:03 PM

Blanda was 48.

Posted by: Wood | September 20, 2006 1:39 PM

its pretty sad when the skiny fans only player they can prop up is a sissy spitter,personal foul king,cheap shot hitter,breaking the law,cant cover wr,safety,roy has broken someones shoulder,knocked people out of games and finally learned how to cover but most of all has character somthing taylor will never have!!!face of skinys, thats impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: boofer ed stevens | September 20, 2006 1:45 PM

WTF....did he run out of money or something?

Posted by: You gotta be kidding | September 20, 2006 8:15 PM

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