Giorgio Tavecchio
Raiders' Giorgio Tavecchio: Signs with Raiders
Giorgio Tavecchio, K, OAK
4/19/2017
News: Tavecchio signed a contract with the Raiders on Wednesday.

Tavecchio has spent time with the Packers, Lions, and Raiders since 2013, but he's never made an active roster. 2017 will mark the fourth straight offseason that Tavecchio has spent with Oakland. He'll provide competition for Sebastian Janikowski, who will again be the major front-runner to be the team's kicker.

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Cairo Santos
Chiefs' Cairo Santos: Re-signs with Chiefs
Cairo Santos, K, KC
4/17/2017
News: Santos has signed his restricted free-agent tender to remain with the Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Santos has served as Kansas City's kicker since entering the league three years ago. Last season, the Brazilian converted 31 of his 35 field goal tries and 36 of his 39 extra-point attempts, tying his career high of 129 total points.

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Josh Scobee
Josh Scobee: To retire as Jaguar
Josh Scobee, K, JAC
3/31/2017
News: Scobee will retire on April 13 after signing a one-day contract with the Jaguars.

Scobee is Jacksonville's all-time scoring leader with 1,022 points, which he accumulated from 2002-2014 as the team's kicker. The 34-year-old was traded to the Steelers in 2015, but was released after performing poorly through his first four games. Although Scobee hasn't played since then, he'll get to end his career in fitting fashion with the Jaguars next month.

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John Lunsford
Seahawks' John Lunsford: Heading to Seattle
John Lunsford, K, SEA
3/22/2017
News: Lunsford signed a contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday.

Lunsford signed a future contract with the Bucs in January but was let go once Tampa Bay agreed to a deal with veteran Nick Folk in March. Now in Seattle, the Liberty product will compete with Blair Walsh for what will likely be one roster spot.

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Roberto Aguayo
Buccaneers' Roberto Aguayo: Has renewed pressure with Folk signing
Roberto Aguayo, K, TB
3/21/2017
News: Aguayo is facing a make-or-break training camp and preseason with the recent signing of Nick Folk, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

The much-heralded 2016 second-round pick from FSU had a rocky start to his NFL career, making just 71 percent of his 31 field-goal attempts, worst in the league in 2016. Aguayo's problems were largely centered on kicks of 40-plus yards, a distance from which he was only 4-for-10 despite his longest attempt on the season coming from just 43 yards away. It was a stark contrast his storied college career, one that saw him win the Groza Award and leave the Seminoles as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history. Aguayo certainly has the pedigree to right the ship, however, and also can look to two of the league's longest-tenured and most successful kickers, fellow FSU alumnus Sebastian Janikowski and Stephen Gostowski, for inspiration. The former went 22-for-32 in his rookie season in 2000 after enduring even more pressure as a first-round pick, while the latter was successful on just 70 percent of his attempts in his first season as well. Folk certainly serves as formidable competition for Aguayo, though, considering his proven track record and the fact that he boasts success rates of between 81.3 and 91.7 percent on his attempts over the last four seasons.

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Nick Folk
Buccaneers' Nick Folk: Signs with Bucs
Nick Folk, K, TB
3/17/2017
News: Folk will sign with the Buccaneers, Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports.

Folk put together a solid season in 2016 by converting 27 of 31 field goals and his numbers could have looked even better considering three of his four missed attempts were blocked. Meanwhile, Roberto Aguayo, who the Bucs traded up to select in the second round of last year's draft, was true on just 22 of 31 attempts in what ultimately was a disappointing campaign for a kicker selected so high. While it's fair to wonder whether the hefty expectations placed upon the rookie are to blame for his first-year struggles, Aguayo still failed to perform at a league-average level and could find himself dueling with Folk for the starting job in training camp this summer if he's unable to turn things around.

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Greg Zuerlein
Rams' Greg Zuerlein: Signs deal with Rams
Greg Zuerlein, K, LAR
3/14/2017
News: Zuerlein agreed to a three-year deal with the Rams on Tuesday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Zuerlein attempted only 22 field goals in 2016, but was able to convert 19 of them and was perfect from inside of 40 yards. The kicker's deal will keep him with the Rams through the 2019 season. At this point, the main thing limiting Zuerlein's fantasy production is the Rams offense, which was last in the league in both yards and points per game last season.

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Chandler Catanzaro
Chandler Catanzaro: Doesn't receive tender from Cards
Chandler Catanzaro, K, NYJ
3/11/2017
News: Catanzaro didn't receive a restricted free-agent tender from the Cardinals, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Catanzaro was afforded multiple game-winning field-goal attempts last season, namely in Week 1 against the Patriots and Week 7 versus the Seahawks, but he was unable to connect. By season's end, he was successful on just 21 of 28 field goals and 43 of 47 extra points, barely eking out triple-digit points for the third consecutive campaign. The Cardinals signaled that they may be moving on with Thursday's signing of veteran placekicker Phil Dawson, but there's a chance Catanzaro could re-sign at a lesser price than the aforementioned RFA tender in order to let the best man take the role in 2017.

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Connor Barth
Bears' Connor Barth: Re-signs with Bears
Connor Barth, K, CHI
3/10/2017
News: Barth signed a one-year contract extension with the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Barth will remain in Chicago for a second season after converting 18 of 23 field-goal attempts (78.3 percent) and 31 of 32 extra point attempts last year.

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Robbie Gould
49ers' Robbie Gould: Signs with 49ers
Robbie Gould, K, SF
3/9/2017
News: Gould agreed to a two-year deal with the 49ers, CSN Bay Area reports.

The 49ers decided to get a bit younger at the kicker position, letting 42-year-old Phil Dawson walk in favor of the 35-year-old free agent. Gould was the model of consistency with the Bears prior to being released last season. He latched on with the Giants and proved that he was still a reliable option, hitting all 10 of his field goal attempts (albeit none of the 50-plus variety). The 49ers were one of the lowest-scoring offenses in the NFL last year, but if their new GM and head coach can improve the offensive output, then Gould could be a consistent fantasy contributor in an era where reliable kickers have been few and far between.

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