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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

Dolphins place PK Carpenter on I.R., sign PK Kaeding

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Dolphins placed PK Dan Carpenter on injured reserve and signed former Chargers PK Nate Kaeding.

Chargers release PK Kaeding from I.R.

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Chargers PK Nate Kaeding passed his physical and was released on Tuesday.

Chargers sign WR Alexander, place PK Kaeding on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed WR Danario Alexander and placed PK Nate Kaeding on injured reserve. The team plans to release Kaeding when he is healthy.

Criner could be another Raiders draft steal

Posted May 20, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Based on his showing in the Raiders' minicamp, fifth-round WR Juron Criner may be poised for a rapid rise up the depth chart.

Chargers go with PK Novak

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed PK Nick Novak on Tuesday, as he will replace the injured Nate Kaeding on the roster.

Chargers have reason to celebrate kickoff changes

Posted March 24, 2011 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Although they might not be the first club one would expect to be in favor of moving kickoffs up five yards from the 30-yard line to the 35, we hear the Chargers are perfectly fine with the new rule.

Draft Dose: Kickers and punters

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
Every so often, teams make the risky decision to draft a specialist with an early-round pick. We take a look back at how this strategy has paid off.

Crosby getting Bolts' special teams turned around

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
We hear that many believed that somebody needed to take the fall for the Chargers' terrible special-teams unit, but head coach Norv Turner's backing of special-teams coach Steve Crosby could pay off.

Chiefs' O-line struggles in short-yardage situations

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 2:39 a.m. ET
The lack of size among the Chiefs' offensive linemen is haunting the team when it has a short-yardage situation, according to AFC West Whispers.

Chargers activate WR Jackson, release PK Brown

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
The Chargers officially activated WR Vincent Jackson on Tuesday and released PK Kris Brown.

Chargers sign PK Kris Brown

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Chargers have signed PK Kris Brown to temporarily replace Nate Kaeding, who is suffering from a groin injury.

Report: Chargers don't expect WR Floyd, PK Kaeding to play Sunday vs. Pats

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
The Chargers likely will be without WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and PK Nate Kaeding (groin) for Sunday's Week Seven game against the Patriots.

Kaeding facing playoff demons, moving on

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
To say Nate Kaeding's 2009 season didn't end well would be an understatement, but the Chargers' placekicker is determined to get back on track as the NFL's all-time leader in field-goal percentage.

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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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