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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 OT Trueblood signs tender

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Tuesday that restricted free agent Jeremy Trueblood, the team's starting right tackle, has signed his tender offer.

Bucs counting on 'mountains'

Posted May 03, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
The 2010 performances of Gerald McCoy and Josh Freeman — or "the mountains of Tampa," as GM Mark Dominik calls them — could determine the futures of the Buccaneers' decision makers.

Bucs hand punting duties to rookie Bowden

Posted April 28, 2010 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
With pressing needs at other positions, some were surprised the Buccaneers spent a sixth-round pick on P Brent Bowden.

Eagles claim OG Murphy from Bucs

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
The Eagles have claimed OG Shawn Murphy, who was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday.

Bucs release Sears, Hovan, four others

Posted April 26, 2010 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers released six players Monday, remodeling their roster after drafting nine players and signing 12 undrafted free agents over the weekend.

Bucs' receiving corps settled after drafting Benn, Williams

Posted April 25, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers' receiving corps looked like one of the team's greatest weaknesses heading into the draft, but GM Mark Dominik told PFW he feels much better about it after drafting WRs Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams.

2010 draft choices by team: Buccaneers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2010 NFL draft.

Bucs get Freeman some much-needed help in Benn

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers decided to address their defense first this year, selecting DTs Gerald McCoy and Brian Price with their top two picks, but they didn't forget about second-year QB Josh Freeman.

Selecting McCoy an easy choice for Bucs

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
This very well could be the easiest pick Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik makes this weekend.

Bucs MLB Ruud signs tender

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Buccaneers MLB Barrett Ruud signed his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday, the team announced.

Bucs WR Stovall signs tender

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Maurice Stovall signed his restricted free-agent tender Friday, the team announced.

Bucs in position to land top DT, WR prospects

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers would be quite pleased to land both a top defensive tackle and a top receiver with their first two picks in the draft, and insiders say they're likely to get the opportunity to do so.

Redskins sign P Bidwell

Posted March 23, 2010 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed P Josh Bidwell on Tuesday.

No urgency from Bucs to sign Ruud long-term

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Barrett Ruud is still hoping to get a long-term deal done with Tampa Bay, but sources don't expect GM Mark Dominik to give Ruud the offer he wants anytime soon.

Reports: Bucs sign S Jones

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have finalized a deal with S Sean Jones, according to multiple reports.

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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