Bucs bringing in kicking competition

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The Buccaneers are going all-in this season, and they aren’t going to be satisfied with inexperienced kickers potentially spoiling Tom Brady‘s work.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are bringing in kickers Ryan Succop and Cody Parkey for a competition next week.

They’re in town and going through COVID-19 testing now.

Neither Matt Gay nor Ellliot Fry have impressed in camp so far, so bringing in some more experienced options makes sense.

The Titans released Succop in March. He was placed on injured reserve early last season, was activated, and went back to IR. He hit just1-of-6 field goals last year but is a career 82.2 percent on field goals.

Parkey actually filled in for the Titans briefly until Succop’s return last year, but he hasn’t found a permanent spot since his double-doink miss for the Bears in the playoffs following the 2018 season. He’s hit 84.3 percent of his career field goals.

4 responses to “Bucs bringing in kicking competition

  1. The Bucs and Bears just can’t get out of their own way when it comes to kickers.

  2. I’m sure Gostkowski will be coming in for a trial. Can’t imagine Tom not requesting it.

  3. When will ppl remember Parkey’s attempt in the playoff game was partially blocked?. It then almost bounced in twice. He still had enough misses during the year. But this one wasn’t entirely his fault.

    I’m not a bears fans.

  4. Too bad that former Bucs OL George Yarno is deceased. He went 1 for 1 on PATs in the ’83 finale in Detroit after John McKay benched kicker Bill Capece.

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