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Nate Kaeding

Nate Kaeding - #3 - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 187 lbs.
Birthday 03/26/1982
Birthplace Iowa City, IA
College Iowa
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 3rd round, 2nd pick by Chargers

Chargers hire Bisaccia to coach special teams

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Chargers hired Rich Bisaccia Tuesday to be their new special-teams coach, addressing an area that was a major problem for them this season.

Report: Bucs pick up Morris' option

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The St. Petersburg Times reported Saturday that the Bucs had picked up a two-year option on head coach Raheem Morris' contract.

Returning to Bucs not a lock for Ruud

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers are not expected to get involved in a bidding war for MLB Barrett Ruud if another team is willing to pay a premium for his services in free agency.

Bucs' playoff hopes alive with 23-13 victory

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman passed for two touchdowns and the Buccaneers beat the Saints 23-13 on Sunday to stay alive in the NFC playoff race.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

Bucs not rushing to keep coaching staff together

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:20 a.m. ET
The potential of a lockout that could linger well into 2011 has led the Buccaneers to put off taking steps to keep their coaching staff and front office intact for next season, we hear.

Bucs' Benn holds big promise for 2011

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay rookie WR Arrelious Benn had been narrowing the gap between him and fellow WR Mike Williams before an ACL tear ended his season, we hear in NFC South Whispers.

Colston has procedure on knee

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
Saints WR Marques Colston had an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee, making him questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Buccaneers.

Bucs place WR Benn on I.R., promote DT Worthington

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have placed rookie WR Arrelious Benn on injured reserve with a torn ACL and promoted rookie DT Doug Worthington to take his spot on the active roster.

Rookie Meter: Patriots, Bucs impacted by rooks

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots have plenty of rookies to thank for their 13-2 record as we rank the teams that have received the biggest impact from their first-year players.

Winning season not enough to satisfy Bucs QB Freeman

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 1:23 a.m. ET
The Bucs clinched a winning record Sunday, getting their ninth victory of the season against Seattle, but Josh Freeman wasn't ready to celebrate after the game.

Freeman offers glimpse of what’s to come with TD bonanza

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
It likely didn't benefit many people in the fantasy world, but Sunday's offensive showcase by Josh Freeman could be an indicator of what's on the horizon in 2011.

Graham, Benn injured in Bucs' win

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers will be without two offensive players as they fight for a playoff bid next week against the Saints.

Bucs keep playoff hopes alive with win over Seahawks

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 237 yards and a career-best five touchdowns Sunday to help the  Buccaneers keep their playoff hopes alive with a 38-15 rout of the struggling Seahawks.

Bucs would welcome Barber back in 2011

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:53 a.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber hasn't said whether he will continue playing after this season, but we hear the Bucs will welcome him back in 2011 if he decides to put off retirement.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 21, 2012
Kaeding has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who placed kicker Dan Carpenter on injured reserve because of a right groin injury.||||||| Kaeding is the most accurate field-goal kicker in NFL history at 87 percent (180 of 207), and he made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2009. He had been a free agent since he was released from injured reserve by the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 30.
Posted Sept. 28, 2012
The San Diego Chargers have waived kicker Nate Kaeding after he passed a physical.||||||| Kaeding was hurt in practice on Sept. 28, two days before a game at Kansas City. The Chargers signed Nick Novak that day. If Kaeding isn't claimed on waivers, the Chargers will owe him $1.1 million in termination pay. Kaeding was drafted in the third round in 2004 with one of the three picks the Chargers obtained along with Philip Rivers from the New York Giants in exchange for Eli Manning.
Posted Sept. 13, 2011
Kaeding, who entered the season as the most accurate kicker in NFL history, is out for the year after injuring his left knee during the season's opening kickoff.||||||| Kaeding is believed to have torn his anterior cruciate ligament. Coach Norv Turner said only that the kicker tore ligaments and would have surgery.
Posted Sept. 11, 2011
Kaeding is scheduled to have an MRI exam Monday on what could be a serious injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.||||||| Kaeding was hurt during the opening kickoff Sunday, which Minnesota's Percy Harvin returned 103 yards for a touchdown. The Chargers rallied to win 24-17.
Posted Jan. 09, 2009
Kaeding missed his second straight practice Friday after spraining his ankle in a Wednesday practice. The Chargers kicker is listed as probable for Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game in Pittsburgh.||||||| San Diego coach Norv Turner expressed worry, but Kaeding told the San Diego Union-Tribune, "I'll be ready." Turner told the Union-Tribune that punter Mike Scrifies, who attempted five field goals in college, is the backup kicker.

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