Former New York Giants K Lawrence Tynes signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Doug Pensinger

Former New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former New York Giants placekicker Lawrence Tynes has signed a one-year deal to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to media reports. The deal is reportedly for the veteran's minimum.

The Bucs needed a replacement kicker after Conor Barth suffered a season-ending Achilles injury while participating in a charity basketball game.

Tynes spent the last six seasons with the Giants. In 2012, he connected on 33-of-39 field-goal attempts, with a perfect mark under than 30 yards and a 21-25 mark between 30-49 yards.

Back in March, Tynes was rumored to be a target of the San Francisco 49ers, who instead signed former Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson replace David Akers.

The Giants opted to let Tynes walk in free agency, and instead inked Josh Brown to a one-year deal. Last season with the Cincinnati Bengals, Brown converted 91.7 percent of his field-goal attempts -- a 11-for-12 mark -- after playing in just four games.

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