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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

New Bucs, older Barber still a fine match

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers’ Ronde Barber showed in Week One why first-year head coach Greg Schiano made re-signing Barber for at least one more year a top priority.

Buccaneers re-sign OL Hardman, cut DL Gilberry

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Buccaneers announced Friday that they have re-signed OG-OT Derek Hardman and released DL Wallace Gilberry.

RG3 gets NFC Player of the Week honors

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, Buccaneers DB Ronde Barber and Vikings PK Blair Walsh were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week One.

Colts add OT Sowell

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Colts signed OT Bradley Sowell off the Buccaneers’ practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Bucs shut down Cam, Panthers in Schiano's debut

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers held the Panthers to 10 rushing yards in a Week One 16-7 win in Greg Schiano's debut.

Is it make-or-break time for Bucs QB Freeman?

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
It's a big year for QB Josh Freeman, but the Buccaneers are confident he will bounce back from a disappointing 2012.

Buccaneers fail to sell out season opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers did not sell out their home opener and the game will be blacked out on local television, the team confirmed Thursday.

Buccaneers bring back CB McDonald

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers re-signed CB Brandon McDonald on Wednesday and waived OG Derek Hardman.

Bucs sign RB Ware, claim four others off waivers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The signed former Giants reserve RB D.J. Ware and released CB Brandon McDonald on Saturday.

Report: Redskins S Jackson suspended indefinitely

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Redskins S Tanard Jackson has been suspended indefinitely with a review in a year for violating the league’s drug policy.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

First-round RB Martin named Bucs' starter

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
After an impressive preseason showing, Tampa Bay rookie RB Doug Martin has been named the starter over LeGarrette Blount by head coach Greg Schiano.

With C Cook injured, Bengals host veteran Faine

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The severity of Bengals' starting C Kyle Cook's ankle injury is unclear, prompting Cincinnati to bring in former Buccaneer Jeff Faine for a visit.

Buccaneers make cuts, place Joseph on I.R.

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers placed OG Davin Joseph on injured reserve and DE Da'Quan Bowers on the reserve/PUP list.

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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