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Cairo Santos | Place Kicker | #2

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 160
College: Tulane
Contract: view contract details

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Bears signed K Cairo Santos, formerly of the Chiefs.
Chicago is moving on from Connor Barth, who missed a game-tying field goal with just three seconds left in the loss to the Lions on Sunday. Santos was waived/injured by the Chiefs in September because of a groin injury, but he is apparently back to full health. Santos has connected on 84.8 percent of his career kicks through four seasons and 96.2 percent of his extra point attempts. Nov 20 - 12:47 PM

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Chiefs waived/injured K Cairo Santos.

Santos was placed on IR this week. His injury was never expected to be a season ender, so this allows him to resurface with another team when healthy. The Chiefs are moving forward with Harrison Butker.
Sep 30 - 2:35 PM

Chiefs placed K Cairo Santos on injured reserve.

Harrison Butker was signed off the Panthers' practice squad as a replacement. It is not clear what injury Santos is dealing with, but he missed time in training camp with a groin issue. It is possible he is brought back later in the season.
Sep 26 - 11:28 AM

Cairo Santos was held out of the Chiefs' preseason opener due to a groin injury.

That's what prompted the Chiefs to sign former Penn State kicker Sam Ficken, who converted a 45-yarder in Friday night's loss to San Francisco. Coach Andy Reid remains confident that Santos will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Aug 13 - 9:12 AM

Chiefs re-signed restricted free agent PK Cairo Santos to a one-year, $1.797 million contract.

Santos has been a terrific kicker in K.C. the past three years, nailing 86-of-102 (84.3%) field goal tries including a career-best 31-of-35 (88.6%) clip in 2016. Santos' 56% touchback rate was also a career high. More infamously, Santos is known to be the favorite kicker of controversial DFS personality Davis Mattek.
Apr 17 - 5:33 PM

Chiefs extended an original-pick tender to restricted free agent K Cairo Santos.

Santos won the Chiefs' kicker job as an UDFA in 2014. If he plays on the tender, he'll earn $1.797 million in 2017. Santos made a career-high 88.6 percent of his field goals last season and nailed 36-of-39 extra points.
Mar 8 - 10:47 AM

UDFA rookie Cairo Santos has won the Chiefs' kicking job.

Santos beat out veteran Ryan Succop, the most accurate kicker in Chiefs history at 81.0 percent (119-of-147). At Tulane last year, Santos went 16-of-23 on field goals (69.5 percent). Fantasy owners should be looking for sturdier options off the wire such as Lions K Nate Freese and Eagles K Cody Parkey. Going with Santos over Succop saves the Chiefs more than $1.5M this season.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:49:00 AM

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