The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released kicker Nick Folk, the team announced Thursday. Folk, 33, had surgery on his left knee last season after being placed on injured reserve with a minor injury designation on Oct. 9. He was cleared to resume kicking last week by Dr. James Andrews, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Folk signed with the Bucs last offseason to compete with struggling kicker Roberto Aguayo, a second-round draft pick.