The Facts: Bucs used their franchise tag on kicker Connor Barth, the fifth kicker to get the franchise tag.
Diehards Line:Barth joins Cleveland's Phil Dawson, Denver's Matt Prater, Cincinnati's Mike Nugent and Jacksonville's Josh Scobee on the list of franchised kickers. Barth had a career year and was among the most consistent field goal kickers in the league, going 26-of-28 in field goal tries. He was 13-of-14 from 40-49 yards. He'll earn at least $2.6 million this year -- unless he works out a long-term deal before July 15.