Succop converted his only field-goal attempt from 33 yards and drilled all four of his extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 31-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
The veteran kicker put together an even better performance than in the Week 1 loss to the Saints, accounting for seven points overall in the win. Succop was capped by an efficient Buccaneers offense Sunday in the sense that he only received one field-goal attempt, but he certainly has bright prospects overall on a team with an offense that has as many playmakers as Tampa Bay.
Succop drilled a 38-yard field goal attempt, had a 54-yard attempt partly blocked and was successful on both of his extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 34-23 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
As those numbers demonstrate, it was a mostly successful Bucs debut for Succop, considering his one misfire wasn't entirely his fault and was from a difficult distance to begin with. Succop brings a solid 11-season track record into Tampa, one that includes better than 85.0 percent accuracy on field goals in four of his last five 16-game campaigns, numbers that were key to him usurping 2019 fifth-round pick Matt Gay for the job late in training camp despite just a brief audition. Succop could be in line for an even more productive day Week 2, as the Bucs draw a matchup against the vulnerable Panthers defense.
The Buccaneers will waive Matt Gay, leaving Succop as the team's kicker heading into Week 1, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
The recently signed kicker will thus supplant Gay, with Succop stepping into a pretty solid fantasy context, considering that he'll be working behind a Tampa Bay offense loaded with skilled players and now helmed by QB Tom Brady.
Succop is signing with the Buccaneers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The team is waiving fellow kicker Elliott Fry in a corresponding transaction, setting up a last-minute competition between Succop and Matt Gay. The incumbent missed eight field-goal attempts and five PATs last season, while Succop had two stints on injured reserve with the Titans, going 1-for-6 on field-goal tries in his six games in between. Prior to last season, Succop enjoyed five consecutive campaigns with a field-goal percentage of 83.3 or better, so he could be an upgrade on Gay if last year's knee injury truly is no longer an issue. The Tampa kicker battle carries genuine intrigue for fantasy purposes, as the team's offense has high expectations with Tom Brady now playing quarterback. Succop's one-year contract with the Bucs includes $150,000 guaranteed.
Succop (knee) kicked successful 60-yard field goals in a recent video, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Prior to last season -- his 11th in the NFL -- Succop didn't miss a game between stints with the Chiefs and Titans. However, he missed some practice time in 2018 due to knee tendinitis, and subsequent offseason surgery caused his recovery to extend into the 2019 campaign. Despite returning to action Week 9, Succop made just one of six field-goal attempts (to go with 24 of 25 PATs) before landing back on IR after Week 15 and missing the Titans' playoff run. Now seemingly healthy, the 33-year-old must pass a physical and necessary COVID-19 testing in order to get another chance in the league.
The Titans released Succop (knee) on Friday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
Succop converted at least 83.3 percent of his field-goal attempts in each season from 2014 to 2018, but he went just 1-of-6 in 2019, when he missed 10 games because of knee injuries. The 33-year-old should get another chance in the NFL once he's healthy, but the Titans had no interest in keeping him around for the third season of a five-year, $20 million contract. The team is left with Greg Joseph as its lone kicker on the offseason roster.
Succop (knee) may be cut this offseason, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Succop signed a five-year, $20 million contract in March 2018, making him one of the highest-paid kickers in the NFL. He was impressive during the first season of his deal, but knee injuries limited him to six games in 2019, when he made just one of six field-goal attempts before landing on IR. The Titans can clear out $2 million in cap space by releasing the 33-year-old kicker.
Tennessee placed Succop (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Succop has converted just one of six field-goal attempts since being activated from injured reserve in early November. It isn't clear if he suffered a setback with his knee or if his poor accuracy is the result of playing at less than full strength over the past couple months. Whatever the case, the Titans signed Greg Joseph to replace Succop as their placekicker for the rest of the season.
Succop missed his lone field-goal attempt but made all three of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 15 loss to the Texans.
Succop had a 45-yard field goal blocked at the conclusion of the Titans' first offensive possession. He's now just 1-for-6 on field-goal attempts since returning from injured reserve, though he has managed to make 24 of his 25 extra-point attempts. Nevertheless, his job could be in jeopardy as the team closes the season with two must-win contests against the Saints and Texans.
Succop missed his only field-goal attempt but did make all six of his extra-point attempts in the Titans' Week 14 win over the Raiders.
Succop hit the left upright from 42 yards away to close the first half. He has now hit just one of his five field-goal attempts for the season, struggling to get in rhythm after missing the first eight weeks of the campaign with a knee injury. Given the importance of victories at this point in the season for Tennessee, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the team consider a change at the position.
Succop made his lone field-goal attempt and also made all four of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 13 win over the Colts.
Succop put together his second consecutive strong performance, converting his lone field-goal attempt from 41 yards away. He also connected on each of his extra-point attempts, marking the second consecutive week he's made all of his kicks. Given that the team added competition in Ryan Santoso Nov. 27, it was imperative for Succop to have a good performance. As a result of his perfect effort, he'll likely hang onto the kicker job as the team heads into a Week 14 matchup against the Raiders.
Succop may have job competition after the Titans signed Ryan Santoso on Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
While the Titans intend on rostering Succop and Santoso for Sunday's game against the Colts, Wyatt explains they haven't determined how they'll deploy the tandem. There is a chance Santoso takes over kickoff duties. However, Succop has missed all three field-goal attempts since signing with the team Week 9, so there could be a competition if those struggles continue. For fantasy purposes, fading Succop in Week 13 is a viable option since he appears to be on a short leash.
Succop did not attempt a field goal but did make all six of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 12 win against the Jaguars.
Succop made all of his kicks for the first time since returning from his knee injury in Week 10. While he did not attempt any field goals, he did convert all six of his extra-point attempts. Succop will look to keep things going in the team's Week 13 matchup against the Colts.
Succop did not attempt a field goal but made three of his four extra-point attempts in the team's Week 10 win over the Chiefs.
Succop pushed his second extra-point of the day wide left, continuing his unsteady performance since returning from a knee injury. In two games, Succop has now missed four total kicks, as he missed three field-goal attempts in his season debut. The Titans have cycled through kickers this season and Succop is a veteran of the team, so it's likely he'll have a chance to correct his early mishaps.
Succop missed all three of his field-goal attempts but made both of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 9 loss to the Panthers.
Succop struggled in his return from a knee injury that cost him the first eight weeks of the campaign. He missed kicks form 43, 56 and 44 yards, the first of which came on the team's opening offensive possession. Tennessee has struggled to find consistent performance from their kickers this season, as both Cody Parkey and Cairo Santos had up and down tenures with the team. Succop will look to bounce back in Week 10 against the Chiefs.
Succop (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.
Succop was activated from injured reserve and will immediately resume as the starting kicker with the Titans releasing Cody Parkey in a corresponding move. The 33-year-old, who will be making his 2019 debut, was one of the league's better kickers last season, making 86.7 percent of his kicks, although only 36 percent of those were attempted from 40 yards or longer.
Succop (knee) will practice Wednesday and could suit up for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Sunday marks Succop's first opportunity to return to the lineup, and coach Mike Vrabel said it's possible Succop kicks field goals while someone else takes kickoffs. Cody Parkey has looked decent in his stead, and he hit a 51-yarder in Week 8. The Titans are expected to closely monitor Succop for the rest of the practice week before making a decision on his status.
The Titans designated Succop (knee) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
The move will allow Succop to return to practice, but he cannot be added to the active roster until after Week 8. The veteran has been recovering from complications relating to offseason knee surgery, and appears to be nearing a return. Cody Parkey will continue to handle kicking duties Sunday against Tampa Bay, but with Succop nearing a return, that could be his last game in a Titans uniform.
Succop (knee) has resumed working through his kicking routines, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.
The Titans are evaluating Succop's progress in his recovery from complications relating to an offseason knee surgery. The veteran is eligible to return from injured reserve in Week 9, if he receives medical clearance. For the time being, Cody Parkey will handle kicking duties in Tennessee.
The Titans will place Succop (knee) on injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Succop dealt with some complications from offseason knee surgery before he returned for the final two weeks of the preseason. He then converted each of his four field-goal attempts -- all from inside 40 yards -- but missed an extra-point try in the preseason finale. With Succop apparently dealing with another setback, the Titans will sign Cairo Santos to serve as their kicker Week 1 in Cleveland.
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