Saints signing kicker Connor Barth

The New Orleans Saints are signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth. Barth is being brought in to compete with Kai Forbath. Barth, 30, is being signed after the Saints cut veteran kicker Josh Scobee. "He's hit the ball out here well," Saints coach Sean Payton said of Barth. "When we have a chance to bring in a guy who's been in our division, someone that we feel like has kicked well, (the tryout gives us) a first-hand look. "It's a chance to look at another talented player for three days. And that's a position that's maybe a little easier than the others to evaluate in this scenario." Barth made 23 of 28 field goal attempts and 25 of 26 extra points for the Buccaneers last season after he re-signed with the team in October. He was released earlier this month after Tampa Bay traded up to draft Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.