The Buccaneers placed Folk, who had been experiencing tendinitis in his plant leg, on injured reserve Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The injury is only a minor concern for Folk and likely wouldn't have affected his availability for the Buccaneers' Week 6 matchup with the Cardinals, but the move to IR will delay his inevitable release after the team signed Patrick Murray in a corresponding move to serve as its new placekicker. Folk lost the gig after missing three field goals in Tampa Bay's Week 5 loss to the New England, which came after he misfired on extra-point attempts in Weeks 2 and 4. Once Folk is deemed healthy, he'll be released off injured reserve and become eligible to sign elsewhere, but the accuracy issues he's displayed to date may limit the interest of other teams. Oct 09 3:04 pm (EST)
- The Buccaneers won't release Folk any earlier than Monday, when they have four kickers scheduled to come in for workouts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
- Folk missed field-goal attempts from 56, 49 and 31 yards in Thursday's 19-14 loss to the Patriots. He converted both of his extra-point tries to finish with two points on the night.
- Folk made field goals of 20 and 34 yards -- the latter serving as the game-winning kick -- and missed from 46 and 49 yards in Sunday's 25-23 win over the Giants. He also made one of two extra-point attempts. All Nick Folk News
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2017 PROJECTIONS / RANKINGS
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|Nov 12||W 15 - 10||NYJ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 05||L 30 - 10||@ NO||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 29||L 17 - 3||CAR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 22||L 30 - 27||@ BUF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 15||L 38 - 33||@ ARI||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 05||L 19 - 14||NE||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Oct 01||W 25 - 23||NYG||4||2||0||1||1||0||0||2|
|Sep 24||L 34 - 17||@ MIN||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||2|
|Sep 17||W 29 - 7||CHI||3||3||0||1||0||1||1||3|
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