Despite having a subpar preseason, Matt Bryant still is Tampa Bay's kicker. But the Buccaneers have spent the past few days preparing some contingency plans just in case Bryant's kicking woes linger into the regular season.
Bryant, 33, has made 88.9 percent of his career field goals in seven seasons, three of which he has spent with Tampa Bay.
However, Bryant had a shaky preseason, making just 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) of his field goal attempts. Bryant missed his first two field goal tries before making three straight attempts in the preseason finale vs. Houston last week.
Bryant is coming off an impressive 2007 campaign, where he made 28-of-33 (84.8 percent) of his field goal attempts.
Bryant's worst season came in 2006 when he made 17-of-22 (77.3 percent) of his field goal attempts with the Bucs. But Bryant tied an NFL record for second-longest field goal ever made that season by drilling a game-winning, 62-yarder vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
One of the kickers the Bucs recently worked out was Jay Feely, who graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa. He has made 80.8 percent of his career field goal tries. Feely, 32, made 21-of-23 (91.3 percent) of his field goal attempts with the Miami Dolphins last season.
PewterReport.com has confirmed that the Bucs worked out three kickers on Labor Day, but the names of those kickers were not disclosed.
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