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Buccaneers sign Patrick Murray as new kicker

Buccaneers sign Patrick Murray as new kicker”

The list of kickers who will be in for a workout include Chargers kicker Josh Lambo, Iowa kicker Marshall Koehn, former Bucs kicker Pat Murray, former Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos, former Dolphins kicker Andrew Franks and Mike Nugent, who previously suited up for Tampa Bay in 2009.

Folk's recent struggles, coupled with second-round draft pick Roberto Aguayo's misses past year, prompted the Bucs to take swift action.

Although Folk won the job in preseason, he has made just six of his 11 field goals and seven of nine extra points.

After a poor performance against the Giants, Folk had the opportunity to redeem himself against the Patriots in Week 5.

In the end, Tampa Bay chose to go with Murray, who actually kicked for the Buccaneers in 2014.

It's kicker day at One Buccaneer Place.

Folk, who replaced struggling kicker Roberto Aguayo, will be placed on injured reserve with minor designation, which means once he's healthy, he'll be released. So yes, the Buccaneers kicking job has officially come full circle.

Santos, with an 85 percent conversion rate on field goals, missed just four kicks on 35 attempts last season.

Murray has a career field-goal percentage of 80.8, which is a lot higher than what Folk has given the Bucs this year. All of those misses have come in the past two games.

The move comes after Folk missed three field goals in Thursday's 19-14 loss to the New England Patriots.

The Buccaneers have been struggling in the kicking department for almost a year a half.



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