News: With Bryant having strained his quad Wednesday during practice, the Falcons have signed Shayne Graham.
Impact: The Falcons haven't ruled Bryant out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, but the fact that the team moved so swiftly to add another kicker suggests that Bryant is in danger of missing the contest.
News: Freeman (concussion) won't practice Thursday.
Impact: Coach Dan Quinn acknowledged Thursday that the Falcons are preparing as though Freeman won't play Sunday against the Vikings, and in such a scenario, Tevin Coleman would be in line to head the team's Week 12 backfield.
Impact: Matt Bryant injured his quad during Wednesday's practice, so Graham may be filling in for Sunday's game against Minnesota. The well-traveled kicker made 19 of 22 field goals for New Orleans last season but has yet to play in 2015.
Impact: Bartu started 27 games over the last two seasons under Atlanta's previous coaching regime but was mostly limited to special-teams duties in Dan Quinn's first year. He recorded just 11 tackles in seven games this season.