Connor Barth Fantasy News

Bears to sign Cairo Santos to kick

Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:29pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

The Bears brought Cairo Santos in for a physical last Thursday and he returned Monday to sign a contract as the replacement for Connor Barth.

An NFL source told the Tribune Santos is at Halas Hall and has a one-year deal in place to become the team’s new kicker with six games remaining in the regular season.

Bears to sign K Connor Barth

Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:16am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Bears are signing free-agent kicker Connor Barth to replace 11-year veteran Robbie Gould, whom the team released Sunday night, a league source confirmed.

Barth will sign a one-year deal with the Bears, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The 30-year-old Barth spent the preseason in New Orleans before being cut by the Saints over the weekend. In 12 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015, Barth went 23-of-28 on field goal attempts. He kicked five games for the Denver Broncos in 2014, under then-head coach John Fox.

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 4:10pm

Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

After a heated competition, Kai Forbath will be the Week 1 kicker for the New Orleans Saints.

Forbath won what was an extremely tight battle with Connor Barth this offseason, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The team has not officially announced the decision, though it will be reflected once roster cuts become official Saturday afternoon.

Bucs bring back K Connor Barth

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 10:54am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed kicker Connor Barth one day after releasing rookie Kyle Brindza.

The Buccaneers announced the move Tuesday morning on their official Twitter account.

Barth, 29, had a previous stint with the Bucs, making 91 of 108 field-goal attempts and all 110 extra points from 2009 to 2012. He began his career with the Chiefs in 2008, and he also played for the Broncos last season.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bucs signed Barth on Aug. 27 to a two-year deal to compete for the kicking job late in the preseason after he was released by the Broncos. But Brindza won the job after being acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with the Lions, prompting the Bucs to release Barth on Sept. 5.

Texans sign Nick Novak, release Randy Bullock

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 6:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

According to ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli, former San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak will sign with Houston.

Novak won a tryout that included fellow kickers Giorgio Tavecchio, Kai Forbath, Chris Boswell and Connor Barth according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Fantasy Impact:

The Texans waived Randy Bullock on Tuesday. Bullock missed two extra points in Houston’s first three games, and missed a 43-yard field goal on Sunday against Tampa Bay. The offense could soon get a lift with the return of Arian Foster at RB

Bucs kicking game unsettled

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 8:21pm

Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

Twelve days before the regular season opener, the Bucs had three place-kickers at practice Tuesday — Kyle Brindza, a rookie from Notre Dame who arrived in a trade a day earlier from the Lions in exchange for tight end Tim Wright; Connor Barth, the most reliable kicker in team history who was cut by the Broncos last week; and Patrick Murray, the second-year pro who took Barth's job a year ago but quickly is losing his grip on the gig.

Barth missed his only field goal attempt, from 43 yards, in Saturday's loss to the Browns.

Barth, 29, is an 85.3 percent field goal kicker. His career was derailed in 2013, when he tore his Achilles playing in a charity basketball game. He felt pretty good about things after signing a two-year, $2.75 million contract last week. Then Brindza showed up. "If I don't miss a field goal (Saturday), maybe it's a different story," he said.

Fantasy Impact:

Brindza, 22, would seem to have a leg up on Barth and Murray in this competition. With the Lions, he was perfect on three field goals, connecting from 41, 49 and 51 yards, and made both extra points. Just as important, seven of his eight kickoffs resulted in touchbacks. In an emergency, Brindza could also punt. Barth owners were at least relieved their kicker had a job after getting cut by Denver but that may not be the case again by the start of the season.

Connor Barth signs with Tampa Bay

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 9:24pm - [Full Article]

Connor Barth is returning to Tampa.

A mere hours after being released by the Broncos, Barth agreed to terms with the Buccaneers on a two-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is for a maximum value of $2.75 million, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of his decision.

Fantasy Impact:

Barth kicked for the Bucs from 2009 to 2013, drawing the franchise tag in 2012. One of the most accurate kickers of the past half-decade, Barth has drilled 85.3 percent of his field goals and 100 percent of his extra points. Patrick Murray was slated to be the Bucs kicker before this transaction.

Broncos cut K Connor Barth; Brandon McManus takes over

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 11:25am

Denver Post - [Full Article]

To make room for two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis, the Broncos on Wednesday released kicker Connor Barth, the team announced. Barth took over as the team's starting kicker in the last five weeks of the season last season and made 15 of his 16 field-goal attempts and all 15 PATs. He also made 11 consecutive field goals to begin his tenure with the Broncos and twice tied the team's single-game record for made field goals, going 5-for-5 at Kansas City and at San Diego. But Barth's inability to kickoff doomed him this year, as special teams coach Joe DeCamillis has reiterated that he wants to keep two dual-threat kickers — players who can both kick field goals and kick off, and punt and kick off.

Related players: Brandon McManus

Fantasy Impact:

The move means Brandon McManus has taken over the kicking and kicking-off job for the Broncos. Barth was ranked fifth on our kickers list and likely was picked if your draft took place already. Hopefully McManus can slide right into your roster spot if you were a Barth owner.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:21pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Needing greater length on their kickoffs, the Broncos promoted kicker Brandon McManus from their practice squad to 53-man roster Saturday.

McManus’ promotion was expected. The surprise was that the Broncos made roster room for McManus by waiving rookie Isaiah Burse, who had handled all 53 of the team’s punt returns this season.

Fantasy Impact:

McManus will kick off in the Broncos’ game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills while Connor Barth will handle the field goal duties.

Report: Broncos cut K Brandon McManus, sign Connor Barth

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:38pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn't kicked in an NFL game since 2012.

Barth, 28, won a competition with 38-year-old Jay Feely at the Broncos complex in suburban Denver on Tuesday.

The Broncos were in the market for a new kicker after McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal off the right upright in Denver's 39-36 win over Miami on Sunday. That came on the heels of a game in St. Louis where they passed up field goal attempts of 54 and 55 yards indoors.

McManus' longest field goal was from 44 yards, and he didn't really get the chance for a pressure kick for the AFC West-leading Broncos.

While solid on kickoffs, McManus was 9 for 13 on field goal attempts. His 69.2 percent conversion rate was dead last among NFL kickers, ranking ahead of only Nate Freese and Alex Henery, both of whom were released by Detroit earlier this season.

Fantasy Impact:

Barth, who spent four of his five seasons in Tampa Bay, has plenty of experience in crunch time, although not for a team with quite the Super Bowl aspirations of the Broncos, the story said. Barth has made 84 percent of his career field goal tries. He was the most accurate kicker in Buccaneers history but missed all of last season after tearing the Achilles tendon in his right foot during a charity basketball game. He returned this year but was beaten out by rookie Patrick Murray. The Broncos, of course, kept McManus over Matt Prater who was suspended the first four games of the season and is now with Detroit. Barth has a ton of fantasy potential for those looking to upgrade.

Lions sign K Matt Prater

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:26pm - [Full Article]

Kicker Matt Prater beat out Jay Feely and Connor Barth during a three-way kick-off Tuesday at the Lion's Allen Park headquarters, according to an ESPN report.

In eight seasons, the last seven with the Denver Broncos, Prater made 81.6 percent of his field goals. He went 25-26 last season, including an NFL record 64-yarder. For his career, he's 21 for 27 from 50 yards and beyond.

He was released by the Broncos last week, days before his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy was set to end.

Fantasy Impact:

Prater replaces Nate Freese and Alex Henery, who combined to go a league-worst 4-of-12 during the first five weeks of the season. Only one other team has more than two misses. Prater should be a very solid, weekly play as your fantasy kicker, especially with the Lions banged up on offense and possibly missing WR Calvin Johnson and RBs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

Bucs release K Connor Barth

Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:02pm

Rick Stroud, Twitter - [Full Article]

Buccaneers released PK Connor Barth. Barth was due to make a base salary of $2-million and as much as $1.15-million in roster bonuses. The Bucs elected to keep rookie Patrick Murray, an All American punter and PK from Fordham.

Fantasy Impact:

Murray will take over kicking duties for the Bucs.

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:20pm

Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

Bucs kicker Connor Barth said he is completely healed from an Achilles injury that cost him the 2014 season. "I'm making 61-yard field goals," he said.

Connor Barth has a torn Achilles

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11:59am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - [Full Article]

Breaking news from One Buc Place: K Connor Barth will miss the season due to a torn Achilles tendon. Buccaneers have signed K Lawrence Tynes.

Fantasy Impact:

Tynes is a pretty good kicker, so he's worth consideration at the end of your fantasy draft. Barth was 12th in field goal attempts in 2012.

Encouraging performance for Miami WR Brandon Marshall

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 7:35am

Associated Press - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Rudy Carpenter threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Nathan Overbay with 3:11 remaining, giving Tampa Bay a 17-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Josh Freeman directed a TD drive just before the half to finish on a positive note. Connor Barth kicked a 28-yard field goal for the Bucs (2-1), who overcame 15 penalties in a performance not nearly as crisp as they’d hoped for coming off last week’s sloppy, lopsided loss to New England.

Brandon Marshall scored on a 60-yard reception from Chad Henne, and Dan Carpenter kicked field goals of 21 and 47 yards for the Dolphins (2-1), who were penalized 11 times themselves.

Fantasy Impact:

On the night, Marshall had two catches for 90 yards. There is reason to be suspicious of him because of Chad Henne, but if Henne somehow gets his act together on a regular basis, there won't be much risk of Marshall being a fantasy underachiever.

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