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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

LB Alston joins Bucs

Posted March 13, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced they signed LB Jon Alston late Friday.

Bucs face decision on WR Clayton

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
It appears Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton's job is safe for now, but that could change in August.

Bucs trade for Eagles WR Brown

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 10:01 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced they acquired WR Reggie Brown from the Eagles for a 2011 sixth-round draft pick.

Bucs cut three players

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
With hours to go before free agency begins, P Josh Bidwell, P Dirk Johnson and CB Torrie Cox will be available after being released by Tampa Bay.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Bucs’ emphasis will be on draft, trades, not free agency

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik prepared the team's fans for the potential disappointment that will come when the Bucs are not major players for the top available players when free agency begins March 5.

Report: Bucs LB Hayes out 3-4 months

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Buccaneers WLB Geno Hayes will be kept out of offseason practice for 3-4 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Reports: Bucs hire Van Pelt to coach QBs

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have hired former Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to become their quarterbacks coach.

Dominik praises Morris’ growth as head coach

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik tells PFW he was impressed with head coach Raheem Morris' evolution as a head coach, in an exclusive interview during Senior Bowl practices.

Bucs concerned about Penn’s conditioning habits

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers are expected to re-sign OLT Donald Penn, we hear, but sources say it would be no surprise if the team spends an early draft pick on a left tackle this offseason as well.

Allegations make Phillips’ return to Bucs even less likely

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers were expected to allow S Jermaine Phillips to sign elsewhere when he became a free agent this offseason, and recent events have made his return even more of a longshot.

Bucs' Phillips arrested on felony battery charges

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Buccaneers S Jermaine Phillips was arrested at 4:50 a.m. Sunday for allegedly strangling his wife in a domestic dispute, according to an arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Website.

Bucs re-evaluating college scouting department

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced one day after the season ended that Raheem Morris would be returning as head coach, but the team is re-evaluating its college scouting staff, we hear, and there could be some changes made.

Bucs confirm that Morris will return

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers' ownership ended the speculation about head coach Raheem Morris' future on Monday.

Ruud reliable throughout trying year for Bucs

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
It has been a rough year for everyone involved in Tampa. Barrett Ruud, however, is still among the league leaders in tackles with 125 and he's an undisputed leader of a young corps of players on defense.

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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