Former Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop released a statement on social media after he was cut by the team on Friday.
Succop spent six years with the franchise and was one of the more consistent kickers in the NFL during his time in Nashville. But the longtime Titans kicker had some serious issues in 2019.
First, Succop was unexpectedly placed on Injured Reserve to start the season after he didn’t feel like his knee was ready after undergoing arthroscopic surgery during the offseason.
In his place, the Titans signed Cairo Santos, who was an utter disaster for Tennessee after he missed five field goals in five games, including four in one game against the Buffalo Bills.
Cody Parkey was then signed after Santos was released, and while he was effective and made all three of his field goal attempts, he was cut upon Succop’s return in Week 9.
But Succop still wasn’t himself, as he missed five of his six field goal attempts and one extra point, leading to him being placed back on IR, ending his season.
Because of the struggles of Santos and Succop, the Titans finished with the worst field goal percentage in the NFL.
Once Succop was done for the season, the Titans signed former Cleveland Browns kicker Greg Joseph, but he only managed to attempt one field goal, which he made.
Tennessee will now go into 2020 with Joseph seemingly the favorite to be the team’s starter, however chances are general manager Jon Robinson will look for another kicker to give him competition in camp.