May 172012

I don’t think I’ve ever done a grade for a kicker signing, but Barth is one of the best in the league. In 4 seasons, he’s nailed 73 of 87 field goals, including 24 of 26 last year and is perfect on 95 extra point attempts. He also handles all the kickoffs I normally don’t like giving multiyear deals to kickers because they’re so sporadic and unpredictable, but Barth is an exception. 4 years is a long time and 13.2 million is a lot of money, but only 4 million guaranteed. They might have been better off letting him play out the season under the 2.6 million dollar franchise tag, however.

Grade: B

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