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Bucs turn to familiar face, hope Connor Barth can end their kicking woes

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In the end, straight is better than long. And so Connor Barth returns to the Tampa Bay Bucs. Barth, 29, was signed Tuesday afternoon to be the team’s placekicker, replacing rookie Kyle Brindza. Brindza won the job in training camp, primarily because he has a stronger leg than Barth. But leg strengh doesn’t help if it doesn’t go through the uprights. Brindza was only six of 12 with two missed extra points. All of which led to the return of…

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Bucs release Game 4 star Khaseem Greene on their way to 53

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For Khaseem Greene, a strong finish was not enough to save his roster spot. The Tampa Bay Bucs released Greene, who had 10 tackles and a 98-yard interception return in the 22-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins Thursday night as the team began to juggle its final roster. Greene was one of the more interesting cuts by the Bucs, who have indicated they may add players to their roster. Tampa Bay has first dibs on any player who is released.…

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Bucs’ Connor Barth back in competition for kicking position

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For the Bucs, the kicking competition seems a little … familiar, shall we say? Tampa Bay brought kicker Connor Barth back to town this week for a rematch with Patrick Murray. Murray won the kicking competition over Barth, who had been the team’s kicker for the previous four years, in last year’s training camp. Barth instead spent five games last season with Denver. “It’s very rare that one guy stays with a team for their whole career anymore,” Barth said. “It…

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