TAMPA, Fla. (AP) --The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got active Tuesday in free agency by signing five players: kicker Nate Kaeding, defensive linemen George Selvie and Derek Landri, running back Brian Leonard, and wide receiver Steve Smith.
None projects as a likely starter for Tampa, which has made only one impact signing so far in free agency by adding All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson.
Kaeding's career field goal percentage (.862) ranks as second in NFL history to Mike Vanderjagt's .865. Kaeding has played eight NFL seasons, first with San Diego, then with Miami. In his career, he has made 181 of 210 field goals and 352 of 354 extra points (.994).
Kaeding will try to unseat Connor Barth, who signed a long-term deal in 2012.
Heading into his seventh season, Smith has been plagued by injuries in recent years with St. Louis and Philadelphia after making the Pro Bowl with the Giants in 2009. Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan was his position coach in New York from 2007-09 and they w...