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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

Week 13 NFC South showdown moved to later kickoff time

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced that the NFC South showdown between the Falcons and Buccaneers in Week 13 has been moved from a 1 p.m. ET kickoff to 4:15. The matchup will be broadcast on FOX.

Freeman leads Bucs past sluggish 49ers 21-0

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 136 yards and two touchdown passes and the Buccaneers beat the stagnant San Francisco 49ers 21-0 on Sunday for their first win in this stadium since 1980 and only second ever in 13 tries.

Bucs WR Williams to play despite DUI arrest

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris announced that WR Mike Williams will play Sunday against the 49ers despite the rookie wideout being arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Friday morning, according to Pewter Report.

Bucs WR Mike Williams arrested on DUI charge

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Mike Williams was arrested and charged with driving under the influence by Hillsborough County sheriff's office deputies at 2:48 a.m. ET Friday.

Bucs looking to give Winslow more opportunities

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
As QB Josh Freeman has grown more comfortable throwing to rookie WRs Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn, it has cost TE Kellen Winslow some targets.

NFL announces two game time changes

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The NFL has announced changes in kickoff times for a pair of Week 12 games.

Can’t count Bucs out of postseason picture

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Finishing the season with a record above .500, and perhaps even making the playoffs, is looking like a surprisingly realistic goal for the Buccaneers.

Freeman, Blount lead Bucs over Panthers

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes and rookie LeGarrette Blount ran for a score to lead the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-16 victory over the struggling Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Defenses showing Bucs’ Williams more respect

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay WR Mike Williams, a potential Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate, told PFW that defenses are starting to play him differently.

Buffalo and Tampa Bay blacked out

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
A lack of ticket sales have led Week 10 games in Buffalo and Tampa Bay to be blacked out.

NFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
WR Roddy White has stood out on a contending Falcons team. Read our midseason team reports on the NFC South.

Midseason headliners — for better or worse

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:28 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman's ability to stage fourth-quarter comebacks helps explain why the Buccaneers are PFW's choice as the most surprising team at the halfway point. Read on to discover our picks for best team, most disappointing team, league MVP ...

Turner scores 2 TDs, Falcons hold off Bucs

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Michael Turner scored two early touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons held off Tampa Bay with a gutty goal-line stand, taking over sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a 27-21 victory Sunday.

NFL suspends ex-Buccaneer Phillips

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Former Buccaneers S Jermaine Phillips has been suspended by the NFL for one game. The league has not disclosed the reason for the suspension.

Bucs rookie DT Price plans to return in time for 2011 season

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
Buccaneers DT Brian Price's rookie season came to a disappointing conclusion, as he was placed on injured reserve Nov. 2.

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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