Elliott Fry lands new NFL home after being released by the Panthers
South Carolina’s all-time leading scorer is on the move once again.
Elliott Fry was recently released by the Carolina Panthers this week but it didn’t take him long to find a new home as the former Gamecock was quickly scooped up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
Incredibly, the Bucs will represent the fourth NFL team Fry has spent time with this offseason as the Bears and Ravens have also employed Fry at some point since the NFL season ended.
Fry last kicked in the AAF spring league as he was Steve Spurrier’s kicker for the Orlando franchise. Fry converted all 14 of his kicks during his time in the AAF playing for his former college coach.
During his time in Columbia, Fry converted 66 of his 88 field goal attempts (good for 75 percent) and 161 of 162 extra-point attempts. Fry nailed the game-winning kick in the 2016 opener over Vanderbilt, which was Will Muschamp’s first game as South Carolina’s coach.
Fry was named All-SEC Second Team and a semifinalist for the Groza Award following the 2014 season.