The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an opening at kicker after releasing veteran Ryan Succop last week. According to reports, they filled that void on Tuesday, signing Chase McLaughlin to a one-year free agent deal.
Buccaneers Sign Kicker Chase McLaughlin (story) https://t.co/bl0x6qMPUL
— JoeBucsFan (@JoeBucsFan) March 28, 2023
McLaughlin spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts. JoeBucsFan first reported the news. McLaughlin, who turns 27 in April, has kicked for six teams in four NFL seasons. In addition to the Colts, he’s appeared in games for the Chargers, Jets, Browns, 49ers and Jaguars.
In 2022, he made 30-of-36 field goals and all 21 extra point attempts for Indianapolis.
That was a marked improvement from 2021, when McLaughlin was just 15-for-21 on field goals for the Cleveland Browns, though he did convert 36-of-37 extra points.
In his career, McLaughlin has made 78.8% of his field goal tries and is 88-of-90 on extra point attempts. Notably, he’s 17-of-21 on field goals of 50 yards or longer.