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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

Bucs show gap between them and Falcons isn’t so great

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
The fact that the Bucs gave one of the NFC's better teams that much of a scare, even with all their injuries, shows how far they have come.

Bucs place Talib, Faine on I.R.

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
CB Aqib Talib, who left the Falcons game with a hip injury, and C Jeff Faine, who suffered a triceps injury, have been placed on injured reserve.

Falcons win back-and-forth game over Bucs

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Eric Weems scored on a 102-yard kickoff return and Matt Ryan threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins as the Falcons rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat the Buccaneers 28-24 on Sunday for their sixth straight victory.

Versatile Zuttah playing key role for Buccaneers

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
With his ability to play multiple positions on the offensive line, Jeremy Zuttah has been a valuable backup for Tampa Bay, and he'll move to right guard to replace the injured Davin Joseph this week, according to NFC South ...

Rookie S Grimm made strong impression on Bucs

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Buccaneers rookie S Cody Grimm proved himself enough to ensure that he will be a top contender, if not the definite starter, at free safety when he returns before next season.

Bucs' Williams proving he was worth risk

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Except for a recent DUI arrest, Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has done all the right things to convince his coaches and general manager that they made a wise gamble when they drafted him in the fourth round last April.

Flurry of roster moves by Bucs

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers made a series of roster moves following a rash of injuries last Sunday, placing three starters on injured reserve and waiving S Sabby Piscitelli.

League looking into Bucs CB Talib's confrontation with official

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
The NFL is looking into a reported verbal confrontation between Aqib Talib and an official following the Bucs' 17-10 loss. Talib was upset about a teammate being penalized for pass interference at the end of the first half.

Injuries another setback for Bucs

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers lost to the Ravens in Week 12 and also lost a pair of starters for the season.

Ravens remain perfect at home, beat Bucs 17-10

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and the Ravens beat Tampa Bay 17-10 Sunday for their franchise record-tying eighth straight home win.

2011 NFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph could be rather expensive to re-sign once the 2011 free-agent signing period begins, but GM Mark Dominik is expected to do whatever it takes to retain the highly regarded Joseph.

Job security not a concern for Bucs’ Faine

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
While Jeremy Zuttah is a younger and much cheaper option than Jeff Faine, one team observer expects Faine will be the Bucs' starting center beyond the end of this season.

Bucs promote Okam, waive Sims

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have signed DT Frank Okam to their active roster and released veteran DT Ryan Sims.

Bucs release DT Sims

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Bucs released DT Ryan Sims on Tuesday. Sims had been inactive the past three games because of a knee injury.

Young Bucs D-linemen showing growth

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers' young defensive line still has a ways to go, but it's often shown promise this season and was a major difference maker against San Francisco.

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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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