Josh Brown
Giants K Josh Brown dealing with bruised leg; sign K Chris Boswell
Josh Brown, K, NYG
9/2/2015
News: With Giants kicker Josh Brown trying to recover from a bruised leg, the team signed kicker Chris Boswell, reports the New York Daily News.

Boswell was signed to handle the kicking duties during Thursday's preseason finale. Brown reportedly suffered the injury while attempting to make a tackle during the second preseason game.

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Josh Scobee
Jaguars trade kicker Josh Scobee to Steelers
Josh Scobee, K, PIT
8/31/2015
News: Kicker has been a trouble spot for the Steelers this preseason, and with their second player going down at the position, the team reached a deal with the Jaguars to acquire veteran Josh Scobee.

The Steelers lost incumbent Shaun Suisham to a torn ACL in the Hall of Fame game, and Saturday, replacement Garrett Hartley injured his hamstring on a kickoff, putting Pittsburgh in desperation mode. 

Scobee had been with the Jags since 2004, and was 20 of 26 on field goals last season.

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Connor Barth
Buccaneers agree to deal with PK Connor Barth
Connor Barth, K, TB
8/26/2015
News: The Buccaneers have signed kicker Connor Barth to a two-year deal in an attempt to shore up their special teams, per the Tampa Tribune

Barth, who was released earlier Wednesday by the Broncos, will compete with Pat Murray for the starting job. Barth played for the Bucs from 2009-13, although he missed the 2013 season entirely after tearing his Achilles in a charity basketball game. 

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Dan Carpenter
Bills remove kicker Dan Carpenter from injury list
Dan Carpenter, K, BUF
8/16/2015
News: Bills kicker Dan Carpenter was added back to the active roster Sunday, the team announced. Carpenter had been on the non-football injury list with a sore hamstring.
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Shaun Suisham
Steelers place Shaun Suisham on Reserve/Injured List
Shaun Suisham, K, PIT
8/12/2015
News: Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham was placed on the Reserve/Injured List, the team announced Wednesday. Suisham tore the ACL in his left knee, which will require season-ending surgery.
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Garrett Hartley
Steelers sign K Garrett Hartley
Garrett Hartley, K, PIT
8/11/2015
News: The Steelers signed kicker Garrett Hartley on Tuesday, according to his agent.

Hartley, a Super Bowl winner with the Saints, will replace Shaun Suisham, who tore his ACL during Sunday's Hall of Fame Game.

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Andrew Furney
Jets sign WR Austin Hill; release kicker Andrew Furney
Andrew Furney, K, NYJ
7/28/2015
News: The Jets reached a contract agreement with wide receiver Austin Hill on Tuesday, the team announced. Hill was an undrafted free agent.

To make room for Hill on the roster, the Jets parted ways with kicker Andrew Furney.

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Blair Walsh
Vikings sign kicker Blair Walsh to contract extension
Blair Walsh, K, MIN
7/26/2015
News: The Vikings agreed to a contract extension with kicker Blair Walsh on Sunday, the team announced.  The extension is for four years and worth up to $14 million.

"I'm extremely excited to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings moving forward," Walsh said. "I'd like to thank Rick Spielman, the Wilf family, Coach Zimmer, Coach Priefer and Rob Brzezinski for giving me this opportunity. I'm proud to be able to stay with the team that drafted me coming out of college and I look forward to what is in store for the future of this organization."

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Stephen Gostkowski
Report: Stephen Gostkowski agrees to four-year deal with Patriots
Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
7/15/2015
News: The Patriots have agreed to a four-year contract with kicker Stephen Gostkowski, according to ESPN. The deal is around $17 million.

Gostkowski was slated to play the 2015 season under the franchise tag. He would have made $4.126 million. The two sides agreed to the contract before the 4 p.m. deadline Wednesday for players under the franchise tag to negotiate long-term deals this year.

The 31-year-old Gostkowski is a three-time Pro Bowler, including the last two seasons. He led the NFL in most points scored in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is eighth on the active scoring list with 1,179 points, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com.

He has converted 86.8 percent of his field goals in his nine-year career -- all with the Patriots. He has missed just one extra point (450 of 451) in the regular season, with his only miss coming as a rookie in 2006.

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