Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 7/17/13
Via Bucs communications department: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday that kicker Connor Barth suffered a torn Achilles tendon on July 12 in his hometown of Wilmington, N.C. Barth will be placed on the Non-Football Injury list and miss the 2013 season after undergoing successful surgery on Monday. The team also announced that it has signed nine-year veteran kicker Lawrence Tynes to a one-year deal. Tynes, a Pro Bowl first alternate last season, joins the Buccaneers from the New York Giants, where he played the last six seasons and was instrumental in the team winning two Super Bowls. In his Giants career, Tynes has played in 81 games and converted 122-of-146 field goals attempts (83.6 percent). In 2012, Tynes’ 145 points ranked second in the NFL, while his 33 field goals made tied for the second-most in the league. Both were career highs. “We are disappointed to lose a productive player like Connor, but are very fortunate to be able to sign an experienced kicker at this t...
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