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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

Three Week 16 games blacked out

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Games in Tampa, Oakland and Cincinnati will not be shown on local TV this Sunday.

Incorrect call irks Bucs

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
The NFL informed the Buccaneers that a Kellen Winslow touchdown in Week 15 that was called off because of an offensive pass interference call should have been allowed to stand.

Bucs sign TE Overbay, release C Raiola

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers promoted TE Nathan Overbay to the active roster from the practice squad and waived C Donovan Raiola.

Lions top Bucs, finally win one on the road

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Dave Rayner's third field goal, a 34-yarder with 9:51 left in overtime gave the Lions a 23-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ended the longest road losing streak in league history at 26 games on Sunday.

Stovall figures to leave Tampa next year

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
With his playing time being limited to mostly special-teams work, disappointing Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall isn't likely to re-sign with the team when he hits free agency in the offseason.

Bucs DT McCoy finished strong in rookie season

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
We hear rookie DT Gerald McCoy was just beginning to meet the Buccaneers' expectations for him when he suffered a torn left biceps in Week 14.

Buccaneers officially place DT McCoy, LB Black on I.R.

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers officially placed DT Gerald McCoy and OLB Quincy Black on injured reserve Tuesday, adding to the injury total for a team that has suffered a lot of them over the past few weeks.

Banged-up Bucs will have resiliency tested

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 12:47 a.m. ET
The Bucs will try to keep their playoff hopes alive despite losing several starters, including rookie DT Gerald McCoy, to injured reserve over the past few weeks.

Bucs LB Hayes arrested

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
Buccaneers LB Geno Hayes was arrested early Monday morning at a Tampa nightclub, the Tampa Tribune reported. Hayes was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Freeman leads Bucs back again in 17-16 win

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay's Connor Barth made all three of his field goals, and Josh Freeman led a fourth-quarter comeback for the fifth time this season in Sunday's 17-16 victory.

Report: Bucs DT McCoy tears biceps

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy left the game in the first quarter with a biceps injury. Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times is reporting that McCoy has a torn biceps and will likely be done for the year.

Report: Grossman prepped to replace McNabb on Sunday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that the Redskins are prepping backup QB Rex Grossman to play Sunday if starter Donovan McNabb struggles.

Bucs may try different short-yardage option

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
With LeGarrette Blount struggling to master the straight-ahead running style needed for short-yardage situations, Tampa Bay is thinking of using veteran Earnest Graham for those plays, according to NFC South Whispers.

Bucs QB Freeman’s confidence not shaken

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
We're told Josh Freeman is showing no noticeable signs of a loss of confidence, despite his struggles and the team's recent rough patch.

Bucs sign C Raiola

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Bucs re-signed C Donovan Raiola one day after placing starting C Jeff FAine on injured reserve with a triceps injury.

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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