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Connor Barth cut after Buccaneers draft kicker

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Connor Barth has received bad news. Expected news, but bad news nonetheless. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Barth on Monday, three days after the team traded up to select kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Aguayo’s high draft standing — he became just the fourth kicker in the past 25 years to be drafted in the second round or higher — guaranteed Barth would not get the chance to compete with the rookie this…

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Bucs, Dolphins, Jags already falling short of expectations

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Things were supposed to be different in the Sunshine State this season. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted quarterback Jameis Winston with the top pick, getting a Heisman Trophy winner and collegiate national champion. — The Miami Dolphins signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a six-year, $114 million contract, landing the top free agent on the market. — The Jacksonville Jaguars completed a three-year overhaul that included a burgeoning roster and nearly $180 million in free agency upgrades. But already…

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Kicker Connor Barth excited to rejoin Buccaneers

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Connor Barth didn’t wait for a phone call to let the Tampa Bay Buccaneers know he was interested in being the answer to their kicking woes that have contributed to another slow start. Instead, the eighth-year pro who’s the most accurate field goal kicker in franchise history took to social media — all in fun, he insisted Wednesday — to let his old team know he was available for the right price. “I’m a light-spirited guy,” Barth said Wednesday. “I…

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