Buccaneers to put Lawrence Tynes on NFI, with pay

AP

The Buccaneers aren’t going to keep Lawrence Tynes on their roster, but they’re not necessarily admitting it’s their fault, either.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Bucs are putting the veteran kicker on the reserve/non-football-injury list, but will still pay his salary.

Putting him on injured reserve would have implied that his MRSA-related absence was their fault, and set the stage for legal complications.

Now, he still makes his $840,000 salary, and will be able to focus on his recovery, which to date has not been smooth.