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Buccaneers release kicker Lawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes is now a free man.

According to the league’s official transaction wire, the Buccaneers released Tynes Tuesday.

That’s a quiet end for a guy whose season ended because of a MRSA infection, and whose status was under review by the league and the NFLPA.

That doesn’t lend any clarity to his dispute over whether he should have been placed on injured reserve or the non-football injury list last year, however.

Players on NFI don’t have to be paid (though the Bucs gave him the $840,000 specified in his contract), and their rights toll over into the following year. Players whose years end on IR become free agents.

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11 Responses to “Buccaneers release kicker Lawrence Tynes”
  1. floratiotime says: Mar 11, 2014 5:34 PM

    Dirty Bucs did not play fair with him.

  2. bucrightoff says: Mar 11, 2014 5:34 PM

    Free from the Glazers. The fans wish we could say the same.

  3. petedutcherjr says: Mar 11, 2014 5:35 PM

    He had MRSA 2 months before coming to Tampa. He is the source of it.

  4. nfl4days says: Mar 11, 2014 5:36 PM

    “You got a foot infection from our disgusting stadiums that might end your career?”

    “We need to see your notebook and uniform.”

  5. schmitty2 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:47 PM

    He goes from winning a SB to sitting on the couch hooked up to an IV. Got to feel kind of bad for that guy.

  6. gerard33 says: Mar 11, 2014 6:35 PM

    Scott Weiland?

  7. reprocity says: Mar 11, 2014 6:36 PM

    Maybe he shouldn’t have been wearing sweatpants when that pic was taken! Got wood!?!

  8. jayhawk6 says: Mar 11, 2014 6:55 PM

    Tynes should sue the hell out of the club for the way they handled this situation.

    Too bad that Melvin Belli is not around to take his csse.

  9. mikox20 says: Mar 11, 2014 7:12 PM

    he literally wasted a year of his life with us..

  10. uglyglazers says: Mar 12, 2014 8:01 AM

    I can smell the Glazer stench from miles away.

  11. IamtheBucsFan says: Mar 12, 2014 10:29 AM

    The Bucs paid him $840.000 when they didn’t have to? That Glazer stench mentioned might not be as bad as uglyglazers thinks………

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