Patrick Murray Ready to Take Over Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Kicking Duties

Maurice Moton@@MoeMotonFeatured ColumnistOctober 11, 2017

After Nick Folk's three field-goal misses in Week 5 against the New England Patriots, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their search for an accurate kicker.

On Wednesday, the Buccaneers signed Patrick Murray, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport:

Murray spent the 2014 season in Tampa Bay after going undrafted in 2013. He converted on 20 of 24 field-goal attempts in that year. After suiting up for two games with the Cleveland Browns in 2016, he's been out of action, largely due to a knee injury. 

The Buccaneers have struggled with kickers in the previous seasons. The front office drafted Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 draft and released him after one season. Folk spent 10-plus years in the league, playing for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets, but lost his job after four games with the Buccaneers. 

Another opportunity for Murray could change the kicking fortunes in Tampa Bay.

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