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Matt Bryant, ATL - Hamstring Strain
Falcons’ kicker Matt Bryant, who suffered a moderate hamstring strain at the end of last season, has made a full recovery and he is ready to compete or the starting job. Bryant spent over a month resting and rehabbing his leg during the off-season and according to reports his leg is as strong as it has ever been and the injury is no longer an issue.
Nate Kaeding, SD - Groin Surgery
According to reports Chargers’ kicker Nate Kaeding needed surgery to repair a torn groin that occurred during the Pro Bowl and he’s on schedule to be ready for the start of training camp. Kaeding began light kicking in early May and in recent OTAs he was seen kicking a little longer and harder. If all goes well he should be back to full strength by the end of July.
Adam Vinatieri, IND - Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Colts’ veteran place kicker Adam Vinatieri underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last season and he was unable to play in the Super Bowl as a result. But the good news is that his knee is completely healthy and he is ready to battle undrafted rookie Brett Swenson for the starting job. Vinatieri told reporters that he worked hard during the off-season to strengthen his legs and he said that he wanted to make sure that he was “ready for a long season.” By all accounts his knee looks fine and if he stays healthy he should be able to beat out Swenson this year.
Joe Nedney, SF - Strained Hamstring
49ers’ kicker Joe Nedney, who pulled his hamstring at the end of last season, has made a full recovery and he looks ready for training camp. Nedney apparently suffered a minor tear in his hamstring last season and he spent several months getting treatment and working to strengthen the muscle. According to reports his leg is 100% and team officials don’t expect it to be an issue this season.