Connor Barth K DEN 10 Days
Barth hit all five of his field goal attempts (19, 26, 19, 49 and 44-yards) and his lone PAT during Sunday's win over the Chargers.
Former kicker Brandon McManus struggled to get many opportunities earlier in the season, but Barth hasn't had that problem, going 11-of-11 in the three games since he took over, plus 6-of-6 on PATs. The Broncos brought him aboard because of his accuracy and he's shown to be a reliable kicking option, something that could make him an attractive option in Week 16 against the Bengals, weather-permitting in Cincinnati.
Connor Barth K DEN 17 Days
Barth connected on his lone field goal attempt, a 50-yarder, and all three extra points during Sunday's win over the Bills.
After going 5-for-5 in his debut in Week 13 against the Chiefs, Barth went back to the low volume that plagued former starter Brandon McManus before he was cut and then re-signed to be the team's kickoff specialist. The Broncos' offense still has plenty of ability to move the ball down the field, so Barth could get a number of opportunities in the final weeks of the season, though the next two games will be on the road, so he likely won't get many 50-yard attempts away from the thin Denver air.
Connor Barth K DEN 29 Days
Barth will sign with the Broncos on Tuesday after they cut Brandon McManus, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
McManus struggled with his accuracy this season, hitting only nine of 13 field goal attempts after beating out Matt Prater for the job when the latter returned from a four-game suspension. The field goal opportunities haven't been nearly as plentiful in Denver this year than last, though the Broncos' offense continues to move the ball well and could give Barth a decent number of opportunities for the stretch run, including some longer kicks in the thin Denver air.
Connor Barth K DEN 4 Months
Barth was released by Tampa Bay, 620-WDAE am in Tampa reports.
Patrick Murray has won Tampa Bay's starting kicking job as a result.
Connor Barth K DEN 4 Months
Barth converted 3-of-3 PATs and made a 43-yard field goal in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.
Barth appears to be fully recovered from a torn Achilles tendon that forced him to miss the entire 2013 season, so he is all-but-certain to handle all of Tampa Bay's placekicking duties this season. Undrafted rookie Patrick Murray booted a 27-yard field goal Saturday, but will likely be cut from the roster prior to the regular season opener.
Connor Barth K DEN 9 Months
Bucs K Connor Barth is completely healed from the Achilles injury that sidelined him in 2013.
"I'm making 61-yard field goals," Barth said. Barth was one of the most consistent kickers in the game before suffering the injury during a charity basketball last July. Barth's fantasy value has been held back by the tepidity of the Tampa Bay offense, but he is as solid an option as any in the fantasy kicking game.
Connor Barth K DEN Apr 28 '79
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 DEN Apr 27 '791 Comment
Bucs K Connor Barth is out for the season due to a torn Achilles' tendon.
Connor Barth K DEN Feb 25 '782 Comments
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 DEN Feb 23 '78
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.