Atlanta Falcons: Placekicker Erik Folk signed

Washington's Erik Folk kicks the winning field goal as Ronnie Fouch holds and Southern California's Kevin Thomas tries to block it with seconds remaining in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Seattle. Washington upset USC 16-13. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington's Erik Folk kicks the winning field goal as Ronnie Fouch holds and Southern California's Kevin Thomas tries to block it with seconds remaining in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Seattle. Washington upset USC 16-13. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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

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35 comments Add your comment

hiramsaint

June 18th, 2012
8:40 pm

the least used of all the failclown players

hiramsaint

June 18th, 2012
8:40 pm

oh………..FIRST !!!!!!

BountyGate

June 18th, 2012
9:12 pm

……… sorry sAints

thejama

June 18th, 2012
9:20 pm

Roger Goodell stood his ground on dem Saints lol….i hope this drags out into the season…haha

JVilma

June 18th, 2012
11:30 pm

Even though Goodell is framing me and making me look like a bad guy, I want everyone to know that DLed personally offered me chicken wings and a bow tie to knock off Matt Bryant. Sorry I failed you DLED.

Mikefalcon63

June 18th, 2012
11:31 pm

Good signing… Hopefully they give the kid a real shot. We could use a young kicker to develop behind Bryant on the PS.

Kevinseattle

June 19th, 2012
12:10 am

You got a very reliable young kicker in Erik Folk. He was steady money in the bank for the Washington Huskies. Good luck Erik!

MrShields

June 19th, 2012
12:28 am

If he has a leg like Nick Folk… He is good to me…. Love Bryant but that leg strength isn’t what it use to be

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Big Ray

June 19th, 2012
7:12 am

the least used of all the failclown players

Well of course. Because we’ll be scoring TDs, and will mostly need Folk for PATs.

BTW, are you guys still without a starting QB?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!

AlanFalcon

June 19th, 2012
7:58 am

Nothing wrong with Goddell, he caught them hands down, who in their right mind would continue to repeat the crimes after warnings are issued==Crooks of course and now they want to blame someone for what they have done.

Jax Falcon/Dog Fan

June 19th, 2012
8:42 am

Sounds like a no brainer signing. Can he punt, too?

Mikefalcon63

June 19th, 2012
9:51 am

hiramsaint – Has Benson decided to pay Brees yet? Aints – The best 1-man team in the NFL… Oh wait, the one man is not signed yet!!! Uh oh!

Vesaversa

June 19th, 2012
10:57 am

How about them Dirty Saints .

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Saintsfansareindenial

June 19th, 2012
12:26 pm

Deal with Taints fans…….Falcons are improving everywhere and your Taints are failing as type. Brees with the WMD tweet……..Big Time Fail!

Saintsfansareindenial

June 19th, 2012
12:27 pm

….a I type.

Saints Dismal History

June 19th, 2012
12:45 pm

Scum. Low-life, dirt-bag scums.

hiramsaint

June 19th, 2012
3:26 pm

@ big ray- as are you !

hiramsaint

June 19th, 2012
3:29 pm

reading the post i can clearly see that the magic of the nfcs champs has again consumed a boring failclown blog and and upstaged an even more boring failclown football team

Saints Dismal History

June 19th, 2012
4:07 pm

Taints are the AFFIRMATIVE ACTION team of the NFL.

FalconJim

June 19th, 2012
5:54 pm

Sounds like Folk might be da’ future. Love Matt Bryant, but he’s not gettin’ any younger…

Sausage King of Chicago

June 19th, 2012
5:56 pm

Now that’s what i call a “Don’t Be Bullcrappin’” blot post!! Kudos SDH

Branden

June 19th, 2012
6:15 pm

CooL I guess. @hiramsaint whats a Failclown?

Firsttimer

June 19th, 2012
6:40 pm

I like Matt Bryant, but, if this kid can kick the long ones..we have to keep him. Youth and a powerful leg equates to years of having a solid kicker.

HuskieBoy

June 19th, 2012
7:24 pm

Kid is straight up clutch. I’m from Washington and saw this guy knock out a ranked USC team twice. Folk is accurate as hell with long ranged kicks. Falcons are lucky, they have a good kicker on there hands. Go DAWGS!

Stumpknocker

June 19th, 2012
10:21 pm

……Gee whiz “Dismal”…..You slobbered a bibb full there bud…….very informative and the truth for sure.

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Saints Dismal History

June 19th, 2012
10:42 pm

Branden

June 19th, 2012
6:15 pm

CooL I guess. @hiramsaint whats a Failclown?

hiramsaint is friggin idiot and can’t wright or spell, so this lam-brain makes up stupid words. Brandon, this guy is such a numbnuts………….he is institutionalized and you need not pay him any attention.

Saints Dismal History

June 19th, 2012
10:45 pm

the flour-de-lez has been changed to a TARGET !

Saints Dismal History

June 19th, 2012
10:46 pm

hiram…………………scum

Saints Dismal History

June 19th, 2012
10:46 pm

taints…………………..scum

Saints Dismal History

June 19th, 2012
10:48 pm

New Orleans…………………scum

Saints Dismal History = JEALOUS LOSER FALCLOWN FAN

June 20th, 2012
6:29 am

Whst a bottom feeder, ghetto dweller / redneck….great intellectual comments …..Saints SB win and embarrassing your pathetic team make you mad? Boo hoo…,we own your pathetic team – you know it and it hurts…ha ha ha…expect the same this year, mr Jefferson…..

Craig Pedersen

June 22nd, 2012
11:48 pm

The Falcons signed a stand up player. Erik Folk not only is a great kicker, he is great with people. I know, he coached my son. The Atlanta fans have got a winner to cheer for!!!!