Lawrence Tynes K TB Jun 11 '79
Bucs placed K Lawrence Tynes on the reserve/non-football illness list.
The reserve/non-football illness list works like injured reserve, so Tynes is out for the season due to complications stemming from a staph infection. The Bucs have offered to pay his full $840,000 base salary, which Tynes surely will take. Tampa Bay's 2013 placekicker will be former Bill Rian Lindell.
Lawrence Tynes K TB Jun 08 '79
Lawrence Tynes has returned to his home in Kansas City to recover from his staph infection.
Specifically, Tynes underwent surgery for MRSA, an aggressive infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. His wife tweeted Wednesday morning that her husband is not responding at all to treatment yet. Tynes is unlikely to play Week 1, leaving Rian Lindell to kick for the Bucs.
Lawrence Tynes K TB Jun 02 '79
Bucs K Lawrence Tynes underwent toe surgery this week to remove a staph infection.
Tynes and Pro Bowl LG Carl Nicks have both been dealing with staph, or MRSA, infections in their toes for the past couple of weeks. Tynes flew up to New York to have the infection "scraped" out of his toe, and the Bucs responded by signing Rian Lindell. 35-year-old Tynes is out indefinitely.
Lawrence Tynes K TB Apr 27 '79
Bucs signed K Lawrence Tynes to a one-year contract.
Connor Barth blew out his Achilles' tendon while playing in a charity basketball game, opening up a chance for Tynes to get off the street. The Giants moved onto Josh Brown even though Tynes had a career-year in 2012, hitting on 33-of-39 field goals and ranking second in the league with 145 points. He was a Pro Bowl alternate.
Lawrence Tynes K TB Dec 22 '78
The signing of Josh Brown confirms that free agent K Lawrence Tynes will not re-sign with the Giants.
Tynes will forever be remembered in Giants lore as a two-time Super Bowl champion that made two game-winning kicks in NFC Championship games. But the cap-strapped G-Men didn't want to pony up, so he's moving on. The 49ers are rumored to have interest as they search for a David Akers replacement.
Lawrence Tynes K TB Dec 20 '78
The 49ers are expected to "strike quickly" for a free-agent kicker on Tuesday, and are believed to be targeting Lawrence Tynes.
San Francisco isn't going to mess around as it looks for David Akers' replacement. Tynes is one of the league's most experienced kickers, but struggled down the stretch last season. He's 52-for-63 on FGs since 2011.
Lawrence Tynes K TB Sep 30 '786 Comments
Giants K Lawrence Tynes denies he's in a slump.
Fantasy owners might disagree. Tynes has missed three field goals in the last three weeks after missing just three in the first 11 games of the season combined. Compounding concerns is that two of those misses came from 39 yards out or closer. Tynes said he's working this week to fix some of his "tempo" issues.
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Giants K Lawrence Tynes is on pace to score more points than anyone in NFL history ever has in one season.
Tynes has 94 points in eight games, the season's halfway point. He's on pace for 188 points, which would top the record for any player (LaDainian Tomlinson's 186 points in 2006) and shatter the record for a kicker (David Akers' 166 points last season). The kicking record before Akers broke it was Gary Anderson's 164 points in 1998. Paul Hornung, a halfback and kicker, scored 176 points in 1960 while kicking 15 field goals and 41 extra points, but the Packers star also had 15 touchdowns.
Lawrence Tynes K TB Jun 22 '77
Giants K Lawrence Tynes admitted he's still feeling effects from his bruised thigh.
Tynes played yesterday, but had his only field-goal attempt blocked. There are plenty of safer kicking situations with Tynes at less than 100 percent.
Lawrence Tynes K TB Jun 13 '77
Giants K Lawrence Tynes (quadriceps) was able to kick 25 field goals and eight kickoffs in Friday's practice.
Tynes "definitely" plans to play in the opener after going down in the first preseason game. We'll know the Giants are counting on Tynes if they cut Rhys Lloyd on Saturday (likely) and don't sign another kicker before Week 1.