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Buccaneers get kicker Kyle Brindza in trade for Tim Wright

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers really aren't happy with their kicking situation, as the player they got in return for Tim Wright was kicker Kyle Brindzaas first reported by Field Yates and since confirmed by many, many other reporters and the Buccaneers themselves.

Brindza is the fourth kicker the Bucs will have had in preseason this year, and he'll have to compete with Connor Barth and Patrick Murray for the kicking job. He'll have a very good chance of winning it, too. Barth missed the only kick he was asked to make for the Bucs this preseason, while Murray has missed three of his five field goal attempts, and one of his five extra point attempts. Meanwhile, Brindza has yet to miss a kick, attempting two extra points and three field goals including a 51-yarder this offseason.

Odd fact: Brindza, an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame, was born with a club foot and had to undergo several surgeries for that condition. Brindza also had four punts this preseason for an average of 49.3 yards, so he might even compete at that position.

Unlike Barth and Muray, Brindza actually has the leg to handle kickoffs. Of his eight kickoffs this preseason, only one was returned by the opposing team. Finding a kicker who can consistently handle kickoffs will allow the Bucs to finally part ways with vastly overpaid punter Michael Koenen, who has been retained primarily for his kickoff abilities.