Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/17/12

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed kicker Connor Barth to a four-year contract Thursday.

The team announced the deal in a statement but didn’t disclose financial terms. However, ESPN reported that Barth, who was designated the team’s franchise player in the offseason, will receive $13.2 million, with $4 million guaranteed.

"For the Bucs organization, (general manager) Mark Dominik, Coach (Greg) Schiano and everyone to believe in me, to know that I'll be their kicker for the next four years, is awesome," Barth said in a statement. "It's just an amazing opportunity and I want to continue to perform like I have and live up to their expectations."

The 25-year-old Barth made 26 of 28 field goal attempts last season, setting a team accuracy record of 92.9 percent, and has converted 73 of 87 in his four-year career. He came to the Buccaneers in 2009 as a free agent after one season with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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