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For Smith, the move will mark a reunion with former New York Giants wide receivers coach Mike Sullivan, who now is the offensive coordinator on the Buccaneers. Smith was one of the best slot receivers in football at the time, but he hasn't been the same player since recovering from microfracture surgery.
Kaeding's acquisition is a reminder that it's not easy out there for kickers. He's a two-time Pro Bowl selection who is one of the most accurate players at his position in league history.
On the Bucs, Kaeding figures to have an uphill battle to make the roster. Connor Barth signed a big extension before the 2012 season. Either way, we're already looking forward to one of the annual rites of training camp: Kicker battles.