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Saints Signing K Connor Barth

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that veteran K Connor Barth is traveling to New Orleans to sign with the Saints.

This comes just a day after the Saints released K Josh Scobee. Barth was among a few kickers to recently try out for the Saints along with Nate Freese. However, it appears as though Barth was the most impressive of this group of free agents.

Barth will now compete with Kai Forbath for the Saints’ kicking job this summer.

Barth, 30, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina back in 2008. He spent just over a year in Kansas before he was cut loose.

After a brief stint with the Dolphins, the Buccaneers signed him to a contract back in 2009 and later returned to the team on a two-year deal last season.

Barth was in the final year of his contract and set to make a base salary of $1.33 million for the 2016 season when the Buccaneers released him in a move that freed up $1,33 in available cap space.

In 2015, Barth appeared in 12 games for the Buccaneers and converted 23 of 28 field goal attempts (82.1 percent) to go along with 25 of 26 extra point tries and 32 touchbacks.