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Wilmington's Connor Barth keeps roster spot with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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TAMPA,FL (WWAY) - NFL teams have to have their rosters reduced to 53 by September 3. Former Hoggard High School kicker Connor Barth was expected to make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. It turns out he did.

Barth is about to enter his fourth year in the NFL. He spent a portion of the 2008 season as the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent half of the 2009 season kicking for Tampa Bay. 2010 marked the first full year for the former UNC Tar Heel in the NFL. Barth was 23 for 28 on field goals in 2010 for Tampa Bay.

Below we've listed the players that Tampa Bay released on Saturday:

Waived:

RB Armando Allen

C Matt Allen

T Will Barker

S Ahmad Black

T Cory Brandon

QB Rudy Carpenter

G Thomas Claiborne

QB Jonathan Crompton

G Marc Dile (injury settlement)

WR Ed Gant

TE Daniel Hardy

S Dominique Harris

LB Brandon Heath

LB Simoni Lawrence

RB Mossis Madu

DE Alex Magee

LB Tyrone McKenzie

DE Kyle Moore

TE Nathan Overbay

WR Maurice Price (injury settlement)

TE Ryan Purvis

LB/FB Nick Reveiz

K Jacob Rogers

LB Derrell Smith

DT Al Woods

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