New York Jets kicker Nick Folk announced on twitter that the Falcons have signed his little brother, Erik Folk, today.
Here’s Folk’s (@nickfolk2) tweet: “Congrats to my little bro! Signed with the @Atlanta_Falcons today! Proud of him!!”
The team is expected to announce the signing today.
The spot for Folk was created when the team waived long-snapper Corey Adams last week.
Erik Folk played at Washington. He served as the Huskies’ No. 1 placekicker in every game over the past three seasons and earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 last season.
He finished his career 124-for-124 on career PAT attempts, the best perfect total in Washington history (next best is Mike Lansford, 73-for-73).
He finished fourth on Washington’s career field goals list with 42 made and his 242 career points ranked fifth all-time. His 53-yard field goal against Eastern Washington was a career-best.
Folk will compete with Matt Bryant, 37, who made 27 of 29 of his field goals and 45 of 45 of his PATs last season.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog