Bucs sign kicker not named Bryant

Tampa Bay to bring in Phillip Andersen from Denmark
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Published February 7

One day after the Falcons announced it would part ways with Matt Bryant, the Bucs signed (wait for it) Denmark kicker Phillip Andersen.

Andersen most recently kicked for the Berlin Rebels of the German Football League (GFL), the highest-level American football league in Germany. He’s worked as a kicker and punter in Europe since 2012, spending time with the Amager Demons, Herlev Rebels and Søllerød Gold Diggers of the Danish American Football Federation (DAFF), as well as the Berlin Eagles of the GFL. With the Eagles, Andersen won a Eurobowl in 2014 and was a member of the Danish national team that went to the European Championship final.

Andersen has qualified for the Husted Kicking Pro Camp in each of the past four years (2016-19). The camp, started by former Buccaneers kicker Michael Husted, is designed to help showcase kickers vying to make NFL rosters.

Former Bucs kicker Michael Husted now operates a kicking camp for aspiring pros. [TIMES FILES]
Former Bucs kicker Michael Husted now operates a kicking camp for aspiring pros. [TIMES FILES]

Bryant, 43, announced on Twitter Wednesday that Atlanta plans to release him in March with two years remaining on his contract.

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