Lawrence Tynes | PK | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Posted: 8/29/2013 10:22am et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Lawrence Tynes is not responding at all to treatment for a severe staph infection in his toe, according to his wife Amanda. "I hear my husband is responding 'well,' to treatment. LOL! He's NOT responding at all yet. This is our #bucslife," she posted on Twitter.
Huddle Up: With Tynes hobbled, the Bucs have Rian Lindell and Derek Dimke sharing kicking duties, with a roster decision looming next week.
Posted: 8/22/2013 7:53pm et
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Lawrence Tynes (toe) and OG Carl Nicks (toe) have been diagnosed with MRSA, which is a serious staph infection that is resistant to penicillin-type treatment. Tynes had surgery this week on his infected toe. The Buccaneers recently had their facility cleaned and sanitized to try to erase all of the bacteria.
Huddle Up: This is nasty stuff which can crop up from time to time in locker-room facilities despite the best precautions. The chief concern is keeping the bacteria from spreading and avoiding a team outbreak.
Posted: 7/17/2013 5:39pm et
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent PK Lawrence Tynes to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.
Huddle Up: Tynes replaces Connor Barth, who is headed for season-ending IR after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon.
Posted: 2/13/2013 11:54pm et
Updating a previous report, the New York Giants signed PK David Buehler as insurance with PK Lawrence Tynes scheduled to become a free agent this off season.
Huddle Up: Tacking on points for the Giants can be a lucrative fantasy gig, so it bears watching if Tynes returns or if Big Blue turns over its kicking chores to the former Cowboy Buehler.
Posted: 12/20/2012 1:49pm et
New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes has missed one field goal in each of the last three games.
Huddle Up: Tynes has been one of the top fantasy kickers all season and leads the league with 33 made filed goals, but his recent inaccuracy is case for fantasy concern, especially in leagues that deduct points for missed kicks.