Connor Barth SignedMay 17th, 2012
Literally as Joe walked into his modest abode at 2:17 eastern daylight time, Joe’s Droid Razr Maxx went off with an alert from the Bucs that free agent kicker Connor Barth has been signed.
Joe will let the release from the Bucs explain the details.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed K Connor Barth, the team’s franchise player, to a four-year contract.
“For the Bucs organization, [General Manager] Mark Dominik, Coach [Greg] Schiano and everyone to believe in me, to know that I’ll be their kicker for the next four years, is awesome,” said Barth. “It’s just an amazing opportunity and I want to continue to perform like I have and live up to their expectations. I want to thank everyone – the fans, everybody, the team behind me – and I’m looking forward to getting back on the field.”
There. Some Bucs fans long nightmare is complete. One of the few weapons that consistently came through for the Bucs is now in the fold for four more seasons.
Reportedly, the deal is worth some $13.2 million with $4-mil guaranteed. Not bad for a guy who logs, at best, 15 plays a game.