Connor Barth K TB 8 Months
Connor Barth (Achilles') hopes to resume kicking six months.
Barth ruptured his right (kicking) tendon during a charity basketball game in his hometown of Wilmington, N.C. on Friday night. He's already had surgery and been placed on the non-football injury list, this ending his season. Lawrence Tynes will kick for the Bucs this season.
Connor Barth K TB May 17 '12
Bucs re-signed franchise player K Connor Barth to a four-year, $13.2 million contract.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal includes $4 million in guarantees. He was due $2.6 million under the franchise tag. Barth was arguably the Bucs' most consistent offensive weapon last year, banging home 26-of-28 field goals, including 13-of-14 from 40-49 yards out. Franchise players Matt Prater and Josh Scobee should better Barth's deal, as both also handle kickoffs.
Connor Barth K TB May 14 '12
Unsigned franchise player Connor Barth will join the Buccaneers when they kick off organized team activities on Tuesday.
After setting a franchise record by nailing 92.9-percent of his field goals a season ago, Barth is looking for a long-term extension with an annual base salary near $3 million. The two sides have until July 15 to work out a deal, but it appears Barth will work out with his teammates in the meantime.
Connor Barth K TB Apr 17 '12
Unsigned franchise player Connor Barth was not present for the first day of Bucs' voluntary activities on Tuesday.
As long as he's staying in shape, it's hardly a major issue for a kicker to miss offseason practices. Although Barth is in search of a long-term deal, he'll report once practices become mandatory.
Connor Barth K TB Mar 05 '12
Buccaneers assigned the franchise tag to K Connor Barth.
Barth, 26, was Tampa Bay's most consistent offensive player in 2011, banging 26 of his 28 field goal attempts through the uprights. Whereas the Browns are guaranteeing K Phil Dawson north of $3.8 million because he's been tagged two years in a row, the Bucs will only owe Barth in the neighborhood of $2.6 million.
Connor Barth K TB Mar 05 '12
The St. Petersburg Times reports "all indications" are that the Bucs will place the franchise tag on free agent K Connor Barth.
If so, Barth would be the fifth kicker to be tagged this offseason. The Bucs have until 4PM ET Monday to make a decision. Barth converted 26-of-28 field-goal attempts in 2011.
Connor Barth K TB Feb 25 '12
The St. Petersburg Times reports the Bucs will place the franchise tag on free agent K Connor Barth if they are unable to reach a long-term agreement.
The Bucs have made Barth a priority amongst their in-house free agents after he converted 26-of-28 field-goal attempts last season. He would be guaranteed roughly $2.6 million under the franchise tag in 2012.
Connor Barth K TB Jul 26 '11
Bucs restricted free agent K Connor Barth was tendered at the second-round level.
Barth isn't going anywhere as he'll play this season on a one-year, $1.9 million contract. Last season, Barth made all 16 of his field goals from 39 yards and in but was just 7-of-12 from 40-plus yards out. Fantasy owners can do better.