The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the 2013 season without one of their primary offensive weapons after losing place kicker Connor Barth to an offseason Achilles tendon tear.
The Bucs signed nine-year veteran kicker Lawrence Tynes to fill the void, but the loss of Barth is a blow to an offense that ranked ninth in the NFL last season.
Barth injured the right Achilles tendon during a charity basketball game in North Carolina, according to the team.
Obviously, this is ironclad proof that placekickers are overpaid non-athletes. Ironclad.