After kicker Patrick Murray struggled Monday night with extra points, the Bucs felt they needed to act quickly and brought back a familiar face.
After being released earlier on Wednesday by the Denver Broncos, former kicker Connor Barth has been re-signed by Tampa Bay. The deal is believed to be for two years.
Connor Barth joining the Buccaneers on two-year, $2.75 million maximum value deal, per his agent, Robert Roche
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Barth — who was a salary dump last preseason — was in a kicking battle with Murray at this time a year ago. But Barth’s contract was the main reason for his release then.
Murray has struggled. He kicked 83 percent last season compared to Barth’s 93 percent in Denver. And so far, this preseason, Murray is 2-for-4 in field goals and has struggled with extra points where Barth hasn’t missed.