Traveled Kicker Signs with Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) _ Kicker Billy Cundiff, who played in six games
with New Orleans last season, has signed a one-year contract with
the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons open minicamp on Friday, and Cundiff will compete
with Aaron Elling for the kicking job.
The Falcons tried punter Michael Koenen and veteran Morten
Andersen at place-kicker last season.
Cundiff missed his only field-goal attempt last season with New
Orleans and was used primarily on kickoffs.
He made 60 of 82 field-goal attempts with Dallas from 2002-2005.
Cundiff made a record-tying seven field goals in coach Bill
Parcells' first victory with Dallas -- a 35-to-32 win over the
Giants on September 15, 2003.
Cundiff, a native of Harlan, Iowa, set a Dallas record with a
56-yard field goal in 2005.
He was 23 of 29 for Dallas in 2003 but was released by the
Cowboys late in the 2005 season.
Elling last played for Baltimore in 2005.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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