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Wed, 08 Aug 2007 15:25:25 -0700
Jaguars.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have released P Tony Yelk.
Sun, 01 Apr 2007 12:15:30 -0700
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reporting for the Sporting News, reports the addition of first-year P Tony Yelk to the Jacksonville Jaguars creates some competition at the position for veteran incumbent P Chris Hanson.
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 19:45:19 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent PK Tony Yelk (Falcons) to an undisclosed contract.
Thu, 14 Dec 2006 16:38:11 -0800
Free agent PK Tony Yelk (Falcons) worked out for the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Wed, 13 Sep 2006 22:17:15 -0700
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports free agent PK Tony Yelk (Falcons) could return to the Atlanta Falcons' roster soon. Head coach Jim Mora said, "Tony could be back here next week. He might be on a week and off a week. We like Tony, so it really had to do with other things."
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 15:21:00 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have waived PK Tony Yelk from the team's practice squad.
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 13:56:53 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons signed PK Tony Yelk to the team's practice squad to provide insurance in case PK Michael Koenen, who will be handling punting, field goal and kickoff duties for the Falcons, wears down from the excessive use his right leg will see during the season. Yelk will also spell Koenen often in practice to keep Koenen's leg fresh throughout the season.
Sun, 03 Sep 2006 13:41:25 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have signed free agent P/PK Tony Yelk (Falcons) to their practice squad.
Sat, 02 Sep 2006 14:29:38 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have waived PK/P Tony Yelk.
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 22:44:56 -0700
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Tony Yelk (groin) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Sat, 19 Aug 2006 19:08:48 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons PK Tony Yelk (quad) strained his quad late in the second quarter of the team's preseason game Saturday evening, Aug. 19. He did not play in the second half of the game.
Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:16:51 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Tony Yelk will handle kickoffs Saturday, Aug. 19. P Michael Koenen will handle punts and field goals, according to head coach Jim Mora.
Sun, 13 Aug 2006 20:47:52 -0700
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Tony Yelk might get a chance to punt, according to special teams coach Joe DeCamillis and head coach Jim Mora.
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 13:41:17 -0700
Charles Odum, of the Associated Press, reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora is a little concerned about the team's place kicker situation. "We don't have a guy on our roster besides our punter who has actually put a ball through the uprights," Mora said. "We don't have a guy who's even made an extra point." The only two kickers on the roster for Thursday's opening day of training camp July 27, at Flowery Branch are rookie PK Tony Yelk of Iowa State and PK Zac Derr. The team may add a veteran kicker during training camp. The Falcons have a new kicking coach, Steve Hoffman. "That's a tremendous concern for me at this point," Mora said, "but I'm also very confident by the time we tee it up we'll be OK there." Many fans are surprised the team did not re-sign PK Todd Peterson. Peterson was successful on his first 18 attempts, but due to his limited range he had only four attempts from 40 yards or longer.
Thu, 20 Jul 2006 17:12:29 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons general manager Rich McKay will be at training camp watching to see if either PK Tony Yelk or Zac Derr can develop into the team's full-time place kicker. McKay said he is concerned about using Yelk or Derr, neither have attempted a kick in an NFL game, in a game situation right now, but, he added that the Falcons want to develop a place kicker so they don't have to keep plugging that position every season. The team will not forsake potential victories in lieu of that philosophy, though, McKay said.
Mon, 10 Jul 2006 17:26:51 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports it appears the Atlanta Falcons won't be bringing in any veteran field goal kickers until they are well into training camp. Sources say the Falcons feel they can groom either PK Zac Derr or PK Tony Yelk, although neither has ever kicked in an NFL game.
Sun, 18 Jun 2006 18:39:00 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Zac Derr and PK Tony Yelk showed nothing to elicit confidence during the team's offseason workouts. The auditions for the place kicker job will likely continue throughout the preseason, with more and more veterans getting a shot at the job. Free agent PK Todd Peterson (Falcons) remains an option for the team.
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 18:02:55 -0700
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons plan to enter training camp with an untested kicker. PK Zac Derr and PK Tony Yelk are the only two place kickers on the team and will compete for the job. Special teams coach Joe DeCamillis said, "We'll let those two compete, fight it out and if we feel like we need to sign a veteran going into training camp or after training camp we will. But we want a young kicker to be able to make it just like we had with (punter) Michael Koenen last year."
Fri, 12 May 2006 13:41:30 -0700
Michael Oldham, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports the Atlanta Falcons have an open competition in the offseason between four players, PKs Seth Marler, Ryan Rossner, Zac Derr and Tony Yelk. While any of the four could land the starting job, Marler stands out the most since he is the most experienced of the group.
Sun, 30 Apr 2006 22:00:46 -0700
Mark Stewart, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with undrafted rookie free agent PK Tony Yelk (Iowa State), according to his agent Darin Morgan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.