Rian Lindell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers strike one-year contract

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent kicker Rian Lindell to a one-year contract, according to a person informed of the transaction.

The team later announced the signing Wednesday.

The Bucs had planned kicker tryouts but canceled them upon making this move. Lindell still could face an uphill battle for a roster spot: Rookie Derek Dimke has been impressive (veteran Lawrence Tynes is unable to practice because of an injured toe, according to the Tampa Bay Times).

Lindell was released by the Buffalo Bills on Monday after 10 years with the team.

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