NFL: Kicker Lawrence Tynes finds a new home with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Last Updated: 25/07/13 2:43pm

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Lawrence Tynes: A Super Bowl winner twice during his time with the New York Giants

Lawrence Tynes: A Super Bowl winner twice during his time with the New York Giants

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed kicker Lawrence Tynes after first-choice Connor Barth suffered a torn Achilles tendon.

Barth - who signed a four-year contract extension last year - underwent successful surgery on Monday and will now miss the entire 2013 season; he will be placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.

The Bucs moved quickly to fill the void left by the loss of the franchise's most accurate place kicker in their history, bringing in free agent Tynes.

The Scotsman, who moved to the United States with his family at the age of 10, spent the past six seasons with the New York Giants, winning the Super Bowl in 2007 and 2011.

Tynes, 35, was a Pro Bowl alternate last year having made 33 of his 39 field goal attempts.

"We are disappointed to lose a productive player like Connor, but are very fortunate to be able to sign an experienced kicker at this time of year," Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik told the team's official website.

"Lawrence and his agent, Ken Harris, had other standing opportunities, but we are pleased that they thought this was the right place for Lawrence to continue his career."

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