Broncos sign K Barth, waive McManus

Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos signed former Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth and waived kicker Brandon McManus on Tuesday.

McManus took over kicking duties after the team cut Matt Prater, a Pro Bowler last year. The Temple product struggled at times and was 9-of-13 on field goal attempts for the Broncos this season.

The 23-year-old McManus, who was acquired in a trade before the season, missed a 33-yard field goal attempt during Sunday's 39-36 victory over Miami. That proved to be the final straw for McManus.

Barth last played in the NFL for the Buccaneers in 2012, when he converted 28- of-33 field goal attempts. He missed the 2013 season after tearing his Achilles tendon.

After starting his career in Kansas City, Barth spent four years in Tampa Bay, attempting 108 kicks in 56 games, making 91 of them.