UNDATED (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with
record-setting kicker Jason Elam, who is leaving Denver after 15
seasons with the Broncos. A person familiar with the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced, said the 37-year-old Elam would be joining the Falcons.
Terms of the contract were not immediately available. Elam had been the Broncos kicker since 1993, but he's coming home in a sense. He played high school football in suburban Atlanta.
In 1993, Elam kicked a 63-yard field goal against Jacksonville,
tying Tom Dempsey's record for the longest field goal in NFL
history. Elam has reached 100 points in each of his 15 seasons and ranks fifth on the career list with 395 field goals and sixth in points
He finished last season with 15 consecutive field goals and
kicked four game-winners, the most in the NFL since 1990. He also
surpassed John Elway for most games in Broncos history last season.
The Falcons used 47-year-old Morten Andersen the last two
seasons, but he doesn't have Elam's range. Andersen is the leading
scorer and field goal kicker in NFL history.