The Atlanta Falcons signed kicker Blair Walsh on Saturday, two days after presumed starter Giorgio Tavecchio missed another field-goal attempt.
Walsh, 29, did not play in 2018 after hitting 72.4 percent (21 of 29) of his field-goal attempts with the Seattle Seahawks in 2017.
Tavecchio, 29, has been locked in as the Falcons kicker since the team released longtime veteran Matt Bryant in February.
However, he missed a 39-yard attempt Thursday against the Washington Redskins, leaving him 4 of 8 in the preseason. Tavecchio has also missed twice from 52 yards (one of which was blocked) and came up short from 54 in the Hall of Fame Game. His makes this preseason have come from 24, 27, 29 and 38 yards.
In 19 career regular-season games, Tavecchio is 21 of 26 (80.8 percent) on field-goal attempts and 41 of 42 (97.6 percent) on extra points.
Walsh previously played for the Minnesota Vikings from 2012-16, earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors as a rookie before fading in ensuing seasons. After hitting 92.1 percent of field goals in 2012, he didn't top 75 percent in 2014 or 2016.
Bryant, 44, remains unsigned despite making 20 of 21 attempts in 2018.
The Falcons also signed defensive tackle Stefan Charles and tight end Thomas Duarte while waiving offensive lineman Tommy Doles and wideouts Shawn Bane and Kahlil Lewis.
--Field Level Media