Originally posted on Buc Stop  |  Last updated 8/13/13
    The Bucs had a veteran placekicker, they were just trying to do better. There was an issue with the percentages FGs of 50+ yards. The Veteran kicker had the NFL's 2nd longest game winning FG in the record books.  But he also had a nagging injury throughout  the preseason, and he lost out on a chance to compete for his job, which everyone considered HIS job all along. In the end, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut ties with Matt Bryant, and went with new kicker Mike Nuggent, Free Agent kicker Mike Nuggent. We all know that move backfired on the Bucs, because the new kicker bombed. Instead of consistancy, the Bucs were forced to play catchup with free agent kickers, but then on the 3rd try found Connor Barth, resident injured reserve kicker who is the cause of the mess Tampa Bay is in today! So the Bucs have come full circle, they have a veteran kicker of 10 seasons in Lawrence Tynes! But in an effort to bring in competition, the Bucs signed rookie from Illinois D...
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