Although Bironas made only one Pro Bowl - in 2007 - he was one of the NFL's most productive kickers for much of his time in Tennessee. His 239 field goals over the last nine years are the second-most by any NFL kicker during that stretch. He also has been impressive from long range, going 24 of 34 from at least 50 yards out.
But he wasn't quite as effective lately.
After making 88.9 percent of his field-goal attempts (144 of 162) from 2007-11, Bironas made 83.3 percent (50 of 60) over the last two years.
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