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Lawrence Tynes | Place Kicker | #1

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (40) / 5/3/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 202
College: Troy
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Retired K Lawrence Tynes is suing the Bucs for $20 million.
Tynes was signed by Tampa Bay prior to the 2013 season but contracted MRSA -- more commonly known as staph infection -- during training camp and never kicked again. He's suing the team because of unsanitary work conditions that caused the end of his career. Former RG Carl Nicks' career also ended after contracting MRSA in his toe with the Bucs that same summer. Mon, Apr 6, 2015 08:03:00 PM
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Bucs placed K Lawrence Tynes on the reserve/non-football illness list.

The reserve/non-football illness list works like injured reserve, so Tynes is out for the season due to complications stemming from a staph infection. The Bucs have offered to pay his full $840,000 base salary, which Tynes surely will take. Tampa Bay's 2013 placekicker will be former Bill Rian Lindell.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Lawrence Tynes has returned to his home in Kansas City to recover from his staph infection.

Specifically, Tynes underwent surgery for MRSA, an aggressive infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. His wife tweeted Wednesday morning that her husband is not responding at all to treatment yet. Tynes is unlikely to play Week 1, leaving Rian Lindell to kick for the Bucs.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Bucs K Lawrence Tynes underwent toe surgery this week to remove a staph infection.

Tynes and Pro Bowl LG Carl Nicks have both been dealing with staph infections in their toes for the past couple of weeks. Tynes flew to New York to have the infection "scraped" out of his toe, and the Bucs responded by signing Rian Lindell. 35-year-old Tynes is out indefinitely.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Bucs signed K Lawrence Tynes to a one-year contract.

Connor Barth blew out his Achilles' tendon while playing in a charity basketball game, opening up a chance for Tynes to get off the street. The Giants moved onto Josh Brown even though Tynes had a career-year in 2012, hitting on 33-of-39 field goals and ranking second in the league with 145 points. He was a Pro Bowl alternate.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 11:11:00 AM

The signing of Josh Brown confirms that free agent K Lawrence Tynes will not re-sign with the Giants.

Tynes will forever be remembered in Giants lore as a two-time Super Bowl champion that made two game-winning kicks in NFC Championship games. But the cap-strapped G-Men didn't want to pony up, so he's moving on. The 49ers are rumored to have interest as they search for a David Akers replacement.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 12:57:00 PM

The 49ers are expected to "strike quickly" for a free-agent kicker on Tuesday, and are believed to be targeting Lawrence Tynes.

San Francisco isn't going to mess around as it looks for David Akers' replacement. Tynes is one of the league's most experienced kickers, but struggled down the stretch last season. He's 52-for-63 on FGs since 2011.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Giants K Lawrence Tynes denies he's in a slump.

Fantasy owners might disagree. Tynes has missed three field goals in the last three weeks after missing just three in the first 11 games of the season combined. Compounding concerns is that two of those misses came from 39 yards out or closer. Tynes said he's working this week to fix some of his "tempo" issues.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 08:54:00 AM

Giants K Lawrence Tynes is on pace to score more points than anyone in NFL history ever has in one season.

Tynes has 94 points in eight games, the season’s halfway point. He’s on pace for 188 points, which would top the record for any player (LaDainian Tomlinson’s 186 points in 2006) and shatter the record for a kicker (David Akers’ 166 points last season). The kicking record before Akers broke it was Gary Anderson’s 164 points in 1998. Paul Hornung, a halfback and kicker, scored 176 points in 1960 while kicking 15 field goals and 41 extra points, but the Packers star also had 15 touchdowns.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 11:47:00 AM

Giants K Lawrence Tynes admitted he's still feeling effects from his bruised thigh.

Tynes played yesterday, but had his only field-goal attempt blocked. There are plenty of safer kicking situations with Tynes at less than 100 percent.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 09:43:00 AM

Giants K Lawrence Tynes (quadriceps) was able to kick 25 field goals and eight kickoffs in Friday's practice.

Tynes "definitely" plans to play in the opener after going down in the first preseason game. We'll know the Giants are counting on Tynes if they cut Rhys Lloyd on Saturday (likely) and don't sign another kicker before Week 1.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 08:51:00 PM

Giants K Lawrence Tynes' (quadriceps) status is up in the air for the season opener.

Coach Tom Coughlin indicated that the next seven days will be "crucial" for Tynes. The Giants will have to bring in another kicker if Tynes can't go because Rhys Lloyd is purely a kickoff specialist. Fantasy leaguers should avoid the situation altogether.
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 01:59:00 PM

Giants K Lawrence Tynes' MRI showed only a bruised thigh.

Tynes will be in the trainers room "full time" this week, but he avoided serious injury. While the Giants may have to bring in a kicker to handle practice chores, Tynes has nearly a month to get ready for the regular season.
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 05:13:00 PM

Giants K Lawrence Tynes left Saturday's preseason game in the fourth quarter after injuring his right thigh.

It's being called a thigh contusion, and he was seen on crutches in the locker room after the game. Tynes took a helmet to the leg after Panthers' special teamer Sean Ware blocked his field goal attempt. Though he was able to walk off on his own power, it's never good news when a kicker hurts their primary leg. We'll likely get an update Sunday.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 10:48:00 PM

Giants K Lawrence Tynes underwent three offseason surgeries -- one for a sports hernia, another for his left ankle, and the third on his right heel.

Good thing he's a kicker. Tynes characterized the procedures on his lower legs as "clean-up" operations, and he anticipates being "pain free" well before the season. Turning 33 this summer, Tynes nailed 19 of his 23 field goal attempts last year. He'll remain a low-end fantasy starter in 2011.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 01:40:00 PM

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