Bucs Bubbly About BarthDecember 9th, 2013
Bucs kicker Rian Lindell nailed a 53-yard field goal yesterday. Hooray!
But Lindell is still having a below average season among his fellow NFL kickers.
Joe put on Twitter yesterday that Lindell is kicking now for his next job. Joe wasn’t just being a wise ass.
The Bucs are, in fact, fired up for the return of Connor Barth, who had performed at an elite level for multiple seasons. Barth blew out his Achilles this offseason playing basketball.
Speaking yesterday on the Buccaneers Radio Network before the bills game, rockstar general manager Mark Dominik said Barth “is kicking 50-yard field goals right now” and the team is excited about his return.
Per BSPN, Barth’s restructured contract for 2014 cut his base salary from $3.15 million to $2 million, but Barth can recoup the lost cash through a roster bonus that would pay him $71,875 per game.
It’s a well-deserved and happily-paid sum for a top flight kicker.
Joe wishes Lindell well with his next team.