Kicker Connor Barth re-joins struggling Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed kicker Connor Barth for a third stint with the team.

Barth's signing was announced Tuesday, one day after rookie Kyle Brindza was released after going 2 for 7 on field-goal attempts with two missed extra points the past two games.

Barth is an eighth-year pro who's made 85.3 percent of his field-goal tries (116 of 136). He's converted all 149 of his extra-point attempts.

Barth spent five seasons with the Bucs before being released during the 2014 preseason. He spent time with Denver last year and briefly returned to Tampa Bay after an August release by the Broncos.

Receiver Donteea Dye and defensive end Howard Jones were promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.

Defensive end T.J. Fatinikun was placed on injured reserve, tackle Martin Wallace was released from the practice squad and tackle Reid Fragel and defensive end Josh Shirley were signed to the practice squad.


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