TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed the franchise tag on kicker Connor Barth, who’s coming off the most productive season of his career.
Barth converted 15 consecutive field goal attempts to finish 26 of 28 in 2011. His club-record 92.9 field goal percentage was second in the NFL last season.
In three seasons with the Bucs, Barth has gone 63 of 75 on field goals and 71-of-71 on extra points. In only his second game with the team, he became the first Tampa Bay player — and the fourth in league history — to make three field goals of 50 or more yards in the same game.