Cairo Santos

#2 K / Chicago Bears / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 160 lb Age: 26 College: Tulane Bye 9

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  • Bears' Cairo Santos: Reaches deal with Chicago
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Bears signed Santos (groin) to a contract Monday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Santos met with the Bears on Thursday but initially wasn't signed. The team opted to change course at kicker, however, after Connor Barth missed a 46-yard field goal attempt in the waning seconds of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions. While Santos has a strong track record, he's unlikely to produce points at a prolific rate due to his reliance on a lackluster Chicago offense. He was an above-average kicker for Kansas City the past three seasons before being replaced by Harrison Butker after suffering a groin injury earlier in the campaign.

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  • Cairo Santos: Works out for Chicago
    By RotoWire Staff

    Santos (groin) met with the Bears on Thursday, but it doesn't appear the team will offer him a contract, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Santos served as the Chiefs' kicker the last three seasons and opened the 2017 campaign with Kansas City, converting all three of his field-goal attempts and all 12 of his extra-point tries in three games before he was waived/injured by the team Sept. 30 while he was dealing with an adductor strain of his groin. Though he's now believed to be fully healthy, the Bears likely weren't motivated to make a change at kicker after Connor Barth submitted his best performance of the season in the Week 10 loss to Green Bay, converting field-goal tries from 45, 44 and 49 yards amid soggy conditions. With the injury behind him, Santos could end up latching on elsewhere before long, given that he was one of the league's better kickers in 2016, ranking fifth in the NFL with an 88.6 percent success rate on field goals while garnering touchbacks on 55.8 percent of his kickoffs.

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  • Cairo Santos: Needs two more weeks to heal up
    By RotoWire Staff

    Santos (groin) will be out for approximately two more weeks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Santos recently underwent a physical for Tampa Bay, who are unsurprisingly looking at replacements for the struggling Nick Folk. The 25-year-old is reportedly dealing with an adductor sprain in his groin and won't be available until later in October, likely taking him out of consideration for the Bucs at this time.

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  • Cairo Santos: Waived off injured reserve
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Chiefs waived/injured Santos (groin) on Saturday, Chiefs reporter BJ Kissel reports. Santos was expected to return to health in the latter portion of the season, so it's somewhat surprising the Chiefs opted to let him go as opposed to making him one of their two players eligible for activation from IR. The team is apparently confident in the recently acquired Harrison Butker. Santos will now be free to find a new opportunity once his health allows it.

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  • Chiefs' Cairo Santos: Lands on IR
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Chiefs placed Santos (groin) on injured reserve Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. According to Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star, Santos, who missed three weeks of training camp with a groin injury, was kicking for the Chiefs during the first three weeks of the season while still recovering from the issue. While the injury didn't seem to hinder his performance -- he made all 12 of his extra-point attempts and all three of his field-goal tries -- Santos was on the receiving end of a big hit in Sunday's win over the Chargers, which may have presented further aggravation. The extent of Santos' setback is unclear, but it's conceivable that he could be one of two players the Chiefs elect to reinstate from IR once he spends at least eight weeks on the inactive list. In the meantime, the Chiefs signed Harrison Butker to fill the void at kicker, and he could be of immediate intrigue in most formats given the potency of the Kansas City offense this season.

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