Cairo Santos’ miserable week just got worse. After missing four field goals in a loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Santos was cut by the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
Santos had a day to forget in Week 5. The 27-year-old Santos missed all four of his field-goal opportunities in the 14-7 loss to the Bills. Two of those attempts were difficult, coming from 50+ yards out. The other two, however, were from 38 yards out.
After Sunday’s game, Santos called the day “very painful” and “extremely disappointing,” according to Titans.com.
“It was a very painful, extremely disappointing day,” Santos said after the contest. “I don’t feel sorry for myself, I feel sorry for my teammates and coaches that work hard all week, including myself. I feel sorry for my teammates, my coaches and they deserve to win and I have just got to do a better job.”
Both Marcus Mariota and wideout Corey Davis tried to pick Santos up after the loss. Mariota opted to put more blame on the entire Titans offense, saying the game shouldn’t have come down to field goals.
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Davis blamed Santos’ struggles on a tough day.
— Tre (@TJ_099) October 6, 2019
With Santos gone, the team will look to find a replacement for the next few weeks. The Titans went into the season expecting Ryan Succop to be their primary kicker. Succop was placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury, and is not eligible to return until after Week 8.
The Titans will reportedly bring in former Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey as Santos’ replacement, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Parkey hasn’t kicked in the NFL since the double doink that prevented the Bears from beating the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs.
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