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Chiefs Vs. Bucs Preseason: Connor Barth And Ryan Succop Again

On July 28, 2009, the Kansas City Chiefs waived kicker Connor Barth. The Chiefs had just drafted kicker Ryan Succop in the seventh round of the draft three months earlier so many thought Succop would eventually win the job.

But they didn't think the Chiefs would go into training camp with no competition for Succop.

We all know how things turned out. Succop had a very impressive rookie year and Barth packed his bags and departed Kansas City.

Josh Looney of had a story this morning that reminded us that the Chiefs will once again see Connor Barth, who is now in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers. He's battling Hunter Lawrence at kicker for playing time.

It's "just" the kicker position, but the Chiefs decision to release Barth before training camp last year brought on quite a reaction by many of you.

It's an interesting time for Barth's name to be brought back up because Succop missed two field goals in the Chiefs first preseason game. Some have wondered what's up but I think many agree that two 53-yard field goals can't be considered a lock. He missed a couple last year in preseason as well and things turned out OK.