Injuries to Koenen, Bryant have Falcons short on kicking specialists

ATLANTA -- Injuries left the Falcons looking for special-teams fill-ins during Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Falcons punter Michael Koenen is out for the rest of the game after suffering a head injury, and kicker Matt Bryant is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Defensive end Kroy Biermann had two kickoffs, filling in for Bryant, during the third quarter.

Quarterback Matt Ryan filled in for Koenen as the holder on an extra-point attempt during the third quarter. Biermann was on the field prepared to try the extra point until Bryant joined the huddle and made the kick.

Backup quarterback Chris Redman also is the backup punter.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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