Bradley Pinion has already moved into a new home. According to a source familiar with the issue and quoted by NFL Network on Thursday, Pinion will sign a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons. Later, the signing was disclosed by the team. As is well known, Falcons was Bradley’s former “enemy.”
Pinion was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week after they selected Jake Camarda in the fourth round of the draft. Pinion played 15 games in 2021 despite hip problems, averaging 42.5 yards per punt, a career low.
According to Pelissero, the 28-year-old is now totally healthy and has joined the rival Falcons. Prior to selecting Pinion, the Falcons passed on undrafted rookie Seth Vernon and four-year Wake Forest punter Dom Maggio, who hasn’t punted in a regular-season game since 2016. Last season, the Falcons used a variety of punters, with Dustin Colquitt, Thomas Morstead, and Cameron Nizialek each accumulating more than 18 punts. The hiring of Pinion is an effort to secure the post.