Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed kicker
Connor Barth to a four-year contract.
The Bucs had slapped the franchise tag on Barth back in March.
Barth has spent each of the past three years with the Buccaneers and last
season finished second in the NFL with a franchise-best 92.9 field goal
The 26-year-old Barth made all but two of his 28 attempts and connected on
each of his 23 extra-point tries in 2011.
"For the Bucs organization, [General Manager] Mark Dominik, Coach [Greg]
Schiano and everyone to believe in me, to know that I'll be their kicker for
the next four years, is awesome," said Barth. "It's just an amazing
opportunity and I want to continue to perform like I have and live up to their
expectations. I want to thank everyone - the fans, everybody, the team behind
me - and I'm looking forward to getting back on the field."
Since joining the Buccaneers during the 2009 season, Barth has made 63-of-75
field goal attempts (84.0 percent) and is a perfect 71-of-71 on PATs.
Tampa Bay also signed wide receivers Wallace Wright and Armahd Lewis and
waived tackle Mike Ingersoll and tight end Tyler Urban.
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