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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Connor Barth's deal restructured

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The offseason charity basketball game during which Connor Barth tore his Achilles tendon will cost the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker $1.8 million in salary for this season, according to a league source.

Barth's contract has been restructured to drop his 2013 base salary from $2.3 million to $500,000. The Bucs also adjusted Barth's contract for 2014, reducing his base salary from $3.15 million to $2 million. Barth can recoup all of that money through a roster bonus that would pay him $71,875 per game.

Barth is spending this season on the non-football injured list. Lawrence Tynes, who was signed to replace Barth, also is spending the season on the non-football injured list. Tynes is receiving his $840,000 base salary but did not get a $65,000 roster bonus.

The Buccaneers are $9.3 million under this year's salary cap.