Found July 18, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced yesterday that place kicker Connor Barth will miss the entire 2013 season after tearing his Achilles tendon during a charity basketball game, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com. To replace Barth, the Buccaneers signed former New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes. Tampa Bay will place Barth on the reserve/non-football injury list, a move which will end his season. While the Bucs are disappointed to lose Barth, general manager Mark Dominik is happy the team was able to plug in an experienced kicker such as Tynes. "We are disappointed to lose a productive player like Connor but are very fortunate to be able to sign an experienced kicker at this time of year," Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said, noting that Tynes had "standing opportunities" to kick with other teams. Tampa Bay viewed Barth as their long-term kicker, as they signed him to a four-year contract last offseason. Still, if this injury was going to happen this year, it’s better that it occurred sooner than later so that a veteran option such as Tynes was still available to pick up. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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