DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos have waived kicker Brandon McManus and signed veteran Connor Barth, CBS4 confirmed on Tuesday.
The move didn’t come as a surprise after McManus missed a 33-yard field goal attempt against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday while the Broncos were attempting to come from behind. Denver won the game 39-36.
Barth, 28, has five years of NFL experience, mostly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He missed last season after he tore his Achilles tendon in a non-football related incident. He lost the Bucs starting job to first-year kicker Patrick Murray in training camp.
The Broncos brought in McManus, 23, to take over for Matt Prater who was released after having some off-the-field problems. McManus was ranked last among kickers with a .692 field-goal percentage.
“We’re a performance-based business and regardless of what your job description is you’re expected to perform,” coach John Fox said Monday. “I don’t think he’s the worst kicker in the league by any stretch.”
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