Steve Smith and Nate Kaeding Signings Won’t Help Buccaneers Win NFC South

April 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added wide receiver Steve Smith and place-kicker Nate Kaeding on Tuesday, but it won't be a shock if neither player ends up on the team's final active roster at the beginning of the 2013 season. 
Both signings are low-risk moves by Tampa Bay, but they won't improve the team's chances at winning the NFC South.
Aaron Ross of the Baltimore Sun and Mike Garafolo of USA Today reported the signings:
Kaeding is a former Pro Bowler and All-Pro who is one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history. He's been plagued by injuries the past two seasons and has started just three games since 2011, though, and he won't supplant current starting kicker Connor Barth. 
Barth's contract in 2013 is fully guaranteed—a $2.3 million cap hit that ensures he'll be the team's kicker heading into this seasons, barring injury.
Simply put, Kaeding is a camp leg—nothing more, nothing less.
Smith, on the other hand, has a chance...

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