The Facts: Bryant, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent and made $2.75 million last season, should expect a new contract from the Falcons. Bryant told ESPN his agent, Jordon Woy, has had multiple conversations with the team already. "From my understanding, there have been several calls that have said we're going to get something done," Bryant said. "So, wanting me back, that's what they've told my agent."
Diehards Line: As ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure notes, Bryant isn't the type to scream "show me the money," but the veteran's reaction to another kicker getting a new contract spoke volumes. When asked if he noticed Tennessee rewarding Ryan Succop, 31, with a five-year deal reportedly worth $20 million, Bryant said, "Sure you do. It's um ... yeah, you do." Bryant, who turns 43 in May, has been invaluable to the Falcons, connecting on 88.1 percent of his field goals in nine seasons, including 78 percent from beyond 50 yards. He holds the franchise record with 1,029 points and led the league in scoring as a first-time Pro Bowler in 2016 with 158 points. As general manager Thomas Dimitroff stated, Bryant continues to "fight age" and perform at a high level. Indeed, Bryant believes he has plenty left. "I feel like as long as I can be significant, I'll keep doing it," Bryant said without saying exactly how many years he intends to keep playing. But 2018 sounds locked in.