The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a change at kicker for the second time in the 2009 season. Kicker Connor Barth was signed, and kicker Shane Andrus was released. Andrus played in three games for the Bucs after replacing kicker Mike Nugent.
The Bucs had concerns regarding Andrus' accuracy in practice. He attempted just one field goal for Tampa Bay after replacing Mike Nugent. The Bucs say Barth has a more accurate leg as well as better leg strength on kickoffs. Andrus missed his one field goal attempt for the Bucs, and averaged 20.3 yards on kickoffs with one touchback.