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Buccaneers Placing K Nick Folk On Injured Reserve

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are placing veteran K Nick Folk on injured reserve Monday to make room for K Patrick Murray, who was signed following a tryout, according to Rick Stroud.

Stroud mentions that Folk is believed to be dealing with tendinitis in his plant leg.

Folk missed all three of his field goal attempts during last Thursday’s game, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise to see the Bucs add a new kicker.

Folk, 32, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2007. He spent over two years in Dallas before he signed on with the Jets in 2010 as a free agent.

Folk was entering the final year of his four-year, $12 million contract that included $2.1 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $3 million for the 2017 season when the Jets released him during the offseason.

The Buccaneers later signed Folk to a one-year, $1.75-million contract to compete with Roberto Aguayo and he managed to win the job this summer.

In 2017, Folk has appeared in all four games and converted just 6 of 11 field goal attempts (54.5 percent) to go along with 7 of 9 extra point tries.