Nate Kaeding Calls it a Career

Sep 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding (10) kicks an extra point while punter Mike Scifres (5) holds during the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Nate Kaeding signed a 1-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, but he will not be reporting to camp with them and instead will be calling it quits. Kaeding sustained a groin injury and is retiring.

Kaeding is the Chargers all time accurate kicker, but was not accurate when we needed him to be. He will never get another chance to redeem himself in the playoffs after shanking kicks left and right.

Nate retires as the second most accurate kicker in NFL history.

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • RussinSactown

    Wish him luck with the next phase of his life.

  • Danny Rogers

    Wish him luck

  • Stefanie Smith

    Good luck, Nate. You’re still ours.

  • tubbs45

    Good Luck with whatever you end up doing in life. Even when you missed it, you owned it. Thats character….

    • Peter Thompson


  • Saul Lopez

    Still don’t like him but wish him luck.

  • Peter Thompson

    Man… it’s rough watching guys like this retire. It wasn’t that long ago that he was a part of a dominating Charger team. It kinda makes me feel old, and a little bit sad. So many “what if’s” to look back on. Cheers Nate. Here’s to TT bringing us back to the good old days ; )

    • Ernie Padaon

      dude… that team was soooooo freaking good. we had so much talent!!!! just wow

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