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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

NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

Brees tosses four TDs, Saints hold off Buccaneers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns to pace a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Buccaneers promote CB Lewis

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers promoted CB LeQuan Lewis to the 53-man roster from the team's practice squad on Saturday.

On thin ice, Bucs grant Talib a reprieve

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
It appears that suspended CB Aqib Talib’s future this season is with the Buccaneers.

NFC South Spin cycle: Freeman roller coaster continues

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.

Freeman leads Bucs past reeling Chiefs

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns to help the Buccaneers beat the struggling Chiefs 38-10

Buccaneers CB Talib suspended four games

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib for four games on Saturday for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances. 

Bucs learning how to maximize Freeman's potential

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Bucs’ coaching staff spent the team’s Week Five bye trying to figure out what parts of the offense work best for QB Josh Freeman.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Time for Bucs to snap out of funk

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
For the sake of his credibility, Greg Schiano needs to make it abundantly clear that his team is heading in the right direction on Sunday.

Bucs-Chiefs blacked out in Tampa

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers-Chiefs game in Tampa Bay will be blacked out and not televised in the Tampa area.

Chiefs QB Cassel ruled out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Brady Quinn will start in his place.

Key matchup: Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles vs. Bucs run defense

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup, we delve into the looming battle between the league leader in rushing yards and Tampa Bay’s run defense.

Bucs place CB Gaitor on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed CB Anthony Gaitor on the injured reserve list with the designation to return. Gatior can return to action in six weeks.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.

Bucs looking for ways to jumpstart running game

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
While rookie Doug Martin is still the Buccaneers’ primary ballcarrier, the team will be more inclined to give its other backs opportunities coming out of its Week Five bye.

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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