Found August 21, 2013 on thepigskinreport.com:
Heading into the 2013 preseason, place kicker was not a position of need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa had Conner Barth on the roster, a kicker who converted 28 of 33 field goals last season, going six of nine from 50 yards or more. Barth was perfect on extra point attempts as well, miking 39 of 39. The position became an area of serious concern when Barth ruptured his Achilles tendon in July. Tampa quickly moved to sign former New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes, but he has been battling a toe injury during training camp and has not kicked in game situations this preseason. The kicking duties have been handled by Illinois kicker Derek Dimke. Dimke has been a perfect five-of-five on field goals this preseason. The Buccaneers made another move on Tuesday in order to shore up a sloppy situation at the kicking position with the addition of veteran Rian Lindell. Lindell was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday after being unseated in camp by rookie Dustin Hopkins. Reports sug...
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