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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

Buccaneers QB Freeman has cast removed

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Buccaneers starting QB Josh Freeman should return to practice next week and be ready to start the season opener against the Browns after having a soft cast removed from his thumb Tuesday.

Bucs coach Morris takes on Ward, Piscitelli

Posted Aug. 30, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
Bucs head coach Raheem Morris appears more willing than ever to exercise the authority he has been given — in public and behind the scenes.

Bucs re-sign QB Snead

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
To add depth to the QB position with starter Josh Freeman out for the rest of the preseason, the Bucs re-signed Jevan Snead on Tuesday.

Report: Bucs QB Freeman fractures thumb

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman fractured a bone in the tip of his right thumb during Saturday night's exhibition game against the Chiefs and likely will miss the remainder of the preseason, according to ESPN.com.

Bucs' Clayton facing uphill battle to make roster

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
WR Michael Clayton entered training camp on the Buccaneers' roster bubble, and we hear there's a good chance he will not survive the final round of roster cuts.

Former Bucs LB Brooks to announce retirement

Posted Aug. 11, 2010 @ 8:27 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers have announced LB Derrick Brooks will make his retirement official on Wednesday.

Bucs, OLT Penn end contract stalemate

Posted July 31, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
The stalemate between OLT Donald Penn and the Buccaneers ended Saturday when Penn signed a new six-year contract. The deal is worth $43 million, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Bucs sign first-rounder McCoy

Posted July 31, 2010 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have reached agreement on a contract with first-round draft pick Gerald McCoy, NFL Network is reporting, which says it's a five-year deal worth a maximum of $63 million with incentives, including $35 million in guaranteed money.

Penn's new deal could cause friction on Bucs

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers' decision to reward OLT Donald Penn with a lucrative long-term deal could cause friction among the team's other core players who want new deals, too.

Bucs sign second-round pick Benn

Posted July 27, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced they signed rookie WR Arrelious Benn to a four-year contract on Tuesday.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Second-round pick Price signs with Bucs

Posted July 20, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers signed second-round pick Brian Price to a four-year contract on Tuesday, the team announced.

Patriots restocked roster after Super Bowl wins

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
We look at how defending Super Bowl champions drafted from 2000-09. Some teams — such as the 2005 Patriots, who drafted OG Logan Mankins — fared well, while others struggled.

Buccaneers sign veteran OG Vincent

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Friday that they have signed UFA OG Keydrick Vincent to a two-year contract.

Jones has edge on Piscitelli in Bucs’ strong-safety battle

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Indications are Sean Jones will replace Sabby Piscitelli as the starting strong safety, as some expected as soon as Jones signed with the Buccaneers this offseason.

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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