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Buccaneers sign K Kaeding, four others

3:03 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with a handful of unrestricted free agents on Tuesday, most noticeably kicker Nate Kaeding.

The two-time All-Pro joins the Bucs after spending the last two games of the 2012 season kicking for the Miami Dolphins.

Kaeding had previously been a member of the San Diego Chargers, where he earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections during the 2006 and 2009 campaigns, from 2004 until being released in October of last season. In 115 career games, he has made 181-of-210 field goal attempts, and his .862 field goal percentage ranks second in NFL history.

Tampa Bay also agreed to contracts with running back Brian Leonard, defensive tackle Derek Landri, wide receiver Steve Smith and defensive end George Selvie.

Leonard, a former standout at Rutgers University, has spent the last four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and has recorded 113 receptions for 814 yards over his six-year career. He has also rushed for 646 yards.

Landri comes to Tampa Bay after a two-year stint in Philadelphia, where he amassed 82 tackles -- 15 for a loss -- and two sacks. The seven-year veteran has made 23 starts in 79 career games, totaling 197 tackles and eight sacks.

Since recording career-bests of 107 catches, 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns in 2009 with the New York Giants, Smith has played in just nine games in each of the last three seasons. He spent 2012 with the St. Louis Rams.

Selvie, a former seventh-round pick of the Rams, has played in 36 career games and registered 57 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery.

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