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Buccaneers Sign Kicker Connor Barth

For the second time since training camp, Connor Barth has returned to the Buccaneers.


On Tuesday, the Buccaneers announced that they have signed kicker Connor Barth. The move comes after the team released rookie Kyle Brindza, who had been the team' starter through their first four games.

Barth, a seven-year veteran, spent most of his NFL career with the Buccaneers. He was the team's kicker from 2009 to 2012 after playing with the Chiefs his rookie season. Barth, who spent last season with the Broncos, has connected on 116 of 136 field goals in his career, 83 percent of his kicks. He's missed just four times when attempting kicks shorter than 40 yards, converting on 63 of 67 attempts.

Barth was brought in by the Buccaneers during training camp to compete with Brindza, but the team ultimately decided to go with the rookie for the first quarter of the season. Barth had been a free agent until returning to Tampa Bay.

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