Connor Barth
K NO (5)
6 days ago

Kai Forbath is holding off Barth for the starting kicker job, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, but the competition is "very close and far from decided."

EDGE Analysis

Both players kicked well in Wednesday's practice, but the battle between the two veterans still remains too tight to call. Barth did not attempt a kick in the Saints' preseason opener against the Patriots last week, whereas Forbath missed badly on his only field goal attempt in the game, a 50-yarder. Barth should get an opportunity to kick in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
3 weeks ago

The early returns have been pretty solid for both Barth and Kai Forbath, reports the New Orleans Times-Picyune. Forbath hasn't missed a kick in camp, while Barth has missed only one, and both kickers successfully nailed their four field-goal attempts during Monday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

The reports from earlier this offseason were hardly glowing, as neither Forbath nor Barth instilled a ton of confidence in early workouts before training camp. As a result, it's nice to see both kickers off to a hot early start, though at this stage it's simply too early to call the competition. While the winner of the team's kicking duties should theoretically have some fantasy value backed by a Drew Brees-led offense, it's worth noting that Saints' kicker production has ranked 28th, 26th, and 16th over the last three seasons.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
3 months ago

The Saints will sign Barth, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After cutting Josh Scobee loose earlier this week, the Saints were seemingly in the market for a kicker with just Kai Forbath on the roster. An invitee at rookie minicamp last week, Barth will be tabbed to challenge Forbath, and the former's success rate in the Superdome (8-for-8 in his career) could very well aid in the competition.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
4 months ago

Barth is expected to be released by the Buccaneers on Monday, the Tampa Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barth's upcoming release comes after the Buccaneers selected fellow kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of this weekend's draft. After converting 23-of-28 field goal attempts for the Bucs last season, Barth will hope to earn a kicking job elsewhere ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
8 months ago

Barth converted his sole field-goal attempt from a distance of 39 yards and was also successful on his sole extra-point attempt in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran kicker had a quiet conclusion to the season, and turned in a very solid campaign overall after being brought in before Week 5 to replace rookie Kyle Brindza. Barth converted 23-of-28 field goal attempts, and was 3-for-5 from 50 yards and beyond. He also handled the new extra-point distance well, missing only one point-after try in 26 attempts. While his 82.1 percent accuracy equaled the second-lowest he'd posted in his career, Barth was often a valuable source of points for a rookie quarterback-led offense that sometimes struggled to finish drives in the end zone. Although presently a free agent, Barth figures to be brought back as the incumbent starter for training camp in 2016.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
8 months ago

Barth missed a 52-yard field goal wide left on his only attempt of the afternoon and was perfect on three extra-point tries in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

The miss came at a crucial time in the game, as it would have pulled Tampa to within 23-17 at the 6:35 mark of the fourth quarter. It was only Barth's second miss in five attempts over 50 yards this season, and the fourth of his five misses on the season to occur at Raymond James Stadium. Even though he's nailed a fairly solid 22 of 27 three-point tries in 2015, Barth's current 81.5 field goal percentage would be his lowest since the 73.7 figure he posted in 2009, his initial season in a Tampa uniform.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
8 months ago

Barth successfully converted field goals of 53, 32 and 24 yards and was perfect on two extra-point attempts in Thursday's 31-23 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Barth has now impressively nailed 75 percent of his field goals over 50 yards, and unsurprisingly thrived in the cozy confines of the Edward Jones Dome on Thursday. He continues to be a valuable weapon for the Bucs, particularly in games such as Thursday's where a ferocious pass rush often caused Bucs drives to stall in the red zone. Barth has converted an impressive 84.6 percent (22 for 26) of his field goal opportunities this season.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
8 months ago

Barth connected on a 39-yard field-goal attempt, but missed wide left from 47 yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints. He also converted both of his extra-point attempts.

EDGE Analysis

Three of Barth's four missed field goals on the season have come from between 40 and 49 yards. The veteran kicker's Week 14 misfire came at a key time, as it prevented Tampa from narrowing a 17-10 third quarter deficit after the offense had put together an 11-play, 55-yard drive. Barth will have the luxury of kicking in the ideal conditions of the Edward Jones Dome in the Bucs' Week 15 road tilt against the Rams.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
8 months ago

Barth connected on a 39-yard field-goal attempt, but missed wide left from 47 yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints. He also converted both of his extra-point attempts.

EDGE Analysis

Three of Barth's four missed field goals on the season have come from between 40 and 49 yards. The veteran kicker's Week 14 misfire came at a key time, as it prevented Tampa from narrowing a 17-10 third quarter deficit after the offense had put together an 11-play, 55-yard drive. Barth will have the luxury of kicking in the ideal conditions of the Edward Jones Dome in the Bucs' Week 15 road tilt against the Rams.

Connor Barth
K NO (5)
9 months ago

Barth kicked a 23-yard field goal in his only attempt and also successfully converted both extra-point attempts in Sunday's 23-19 victory over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Barth's sole field goal was shorter than an extra-point attempt, so it was essentially automatic by 2015 standards. He also managed to mostly keep the ball out of the dangerous Devin Hester's hands by posting touchbacks on three of four kickoffs. The veteran kicker continues his solid performances, and his experience should prove especially valuable as the Bucs fight for a wild-card spot over the last four weeks of the season.