Titans re-sign kicker Rob Bironas
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with one-time Pro Bowl kicker Rob Bironas. After finishing with 110 points in 2012, Bironas is the only kicker in the NFL to have scored at least 100 points in each season over the past six years.
Bironas, 35, is coming off an inconsistent season for his comparatively high standards. The eight-year veteran made 25 of 31 field goals in 2012, but missed on six of 12 attempts from 40 yards or beyond. Before last season, Bironas had been extremely accurate on long-range attempts. In 2011, Bironas hit six of seven kicks from at least 50 yards, including a 53-yard kick at Indianapolis. In his previous two seasons, Bironas missed on only three of 10 attempts from 50 yards or longer.
Despite the long-range struggles, Bironas finished with at least 100 points for the sixth consecutive season. He is the only kicker in the league to score at least 100 points per season during that span. Bironas also ranks among the top 10 in league history in accuracy among kickers who have attempted at least 200 field goals. In eight seasons with the Titans, Bironas has hit 214 of 250 attempts (85.6 percent).
In September vs. the Lions, Bironas hit his 20th consecutive field goal when he connected on a 38-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter. Bironas could have set the franchise record for consecutive made field goals later in the third quarter, but missed wide left on a 41-yard attempt.
Bironas ranks second in franchise history in points with 916. The record is held by Al Del Greco, who amassed 1,060 from 1991 to 2000.
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