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Falcons | Derr gets second chance at career

D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Zac Derr will get a second chance at an NFL career during the Falcons' training camp. Derr last practiced with an NFL team in 2002 with the Dallas Cowboys, where he was released before ever playing in a game. Derr finds himself in a competition with PK Tony Yelk for the team's place kicker job. Derr was studying at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School when assistant special teams coach Steve Hoffman called him. Hoffman recalled, " I said, 'Can you get yourself in shape and see how your kicking is?' I sent him some footballs, and he kicked for about a month. He called me and said, 'I'm ready to show you what I can do.'" His April workout with the team impressed special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, who liked how he got the ball up and his leg strength.

2006-07-29 10:10:14 | Source:

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