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Buccaneers Placekicking Duties Up For Grabs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placekicking job is up for grabs according to the Associated Press.
"I hope for a very, very hard decision there," Schiano said, "and that would mean we're going to be in good shape."
Veteran Lawrence Tynes was signed to replace Bucs kicker Connor Barth, who will miss the season with a torn Achilles tendon. But the 35-year-old Tynes, who earned two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants, was sidelined Thursday night by a toe injury. Derek Dimke, a rookie free agent from Illinois, kicked field goals of 29, 35 and 45 yards in soggy conditions, one of the few bright spots in the Bucs' preseason opener.
"I was pleased with the three made field goals. They weren't gimmes," Schiano said. "Someone asked last night if that makes it a more spirited competition, and to me it's been spirited since the day we got here. So it'll continue to heat up and, like every other position, that competition at the end will make us better."
It is unknown whether Tynes will be able to kick next Friday night at New England.
Source: The Redzone
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