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October 18, 2020 05:32 PM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Perfect in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos converted each of his three field-goal attempts in Chicago's 23-16 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Not only did Santos convert all of his kicks, but he also nailed his first kick of over 50 yards this season, leading to an 11-point performance, which was his best game of the campaign. Although he averaged fewer than five points per game over the first three contests, he's had a pair of strong performances in a row, and he may now be considered as a potential streaming option.

October 9, 2020 02:52 PM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Posts eight points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos made a pair of field goals and two extra points in the Bears' 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers on Thursday.

Santos hit a 38-yard field goal with a little more than a minute left to give the Bears the win. However, he's averaging just five points per game and therefore remains a low-upside fantasy option.

October 5, 2020 01:04 PM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Posts three points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos made his only field-goal attempt in Chicago's 19-11 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Even though Eddy Pineiro was eligible to return from injured reserve this week, Santos continued to serve as the Bears' kicker, but with only 14 points over the last three weeks, he'll continue to be a low-floor fantasy option while he retains the job.

October 1, 2020 01:52 PM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Expected to kick Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos is expected to remain the Bears' kicker for Sunday's game against the Colts, Jeff Dickerson of reports.

After Eddy Pineiro (groin) was placed on injured reserve shortly before the season opener, Santos has kicked in each of the Bears' first three games, converting on four of six field-goal tries and eight of eight extra-point attempts. Though Pineiro will be eligible to return from IR this week, coach Matt Nagy suggested Wednesday that the 25-year-old is unlikely to be ready to kick by Sunday. Santos is thus on track to retain the kicking job for a fourth straight game, but he could surrender the gig to Pineiro as soon as Week 5.

September 27, 2020 08:56 PM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Posts five points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos made one of two field-goal attempts in Chicago's 30-26 victory over the Falcons on Sunday.

For the second week in a row, Santos missed a field-goal attempt, and it's unlikely that he'll stand in the way of teammate Eddy Pineiro (groin) taking back his roster spot when Pineiro's ready to return from injured reserve. Although Pineiro is eligible to return next week, there has been no word as to when the team will be faced with a roster decision.

September 21, 2020 06:56 PM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Misses field goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos connected on one of two field-goal attempts in Chicago's 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

After posting an impressive nine points in the season opener, the missed field goal by Santos resulted in him posting a disappointing fantasy performance. It's possible next week could be his last game with the Bears if Eddy Pineiro (groin) is activated from injured reserve.

September 17, 2020 09:04 PM
Cairo Santos: Rejoining 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears will sign Santos to their 53-man roster Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

After Eddy Pineiro (groin) was placed on injured reserve Sept. 8, Santos was elevated from the practice squad a few days later to serve as the Bears' kicker Week 1. He got the job done in Chicago's 27-23 win over the Lions, converting on field goals of 35 and 28 yards while nailing all three of his extra-point attempts. Barring a disastrous performance Week 2 versus the Giants, Santos should remain Chicago's kicker for at least two more games before the Bears decide whether to proceed with him or Pineiro (if healthy) beyond Week 3.

September 15, 2020 03:00 PM
Cairo Santos: Bumps back to practice sqaud
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos reverted to the Bears' practice squad.

Santos was impressive in Week 1, as he connected on two field goals -- both from fewer than 40 yards -- and all three extra-point attempts. With Eddy Pineiro (groin) set to miss the next two games, Santos will be elevated ahead of Week 2's matchup against the Giants.

September 13, 2020 05:56 PM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Productive performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos converted two field goals and three extra points in Chicago's 27-23 victory over the Lions on Sunday.

With Eddie Pineiro on the injured reserve through at least Week 3, Santos took advantage of his opportunity with a perfect afternoon that resulted in nine points. With the likelihood that Chicago will be a low-scoring offense, Santos could have a very low-scoring floor in any given week, making him a risky fantasy option.

September 13, 2020 02:48 AM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Roster formality complete
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos was signed by the Bears on Saturday.

The Bears waited until Saturday to complete the roster transaction, but it was already reported earlier this week Santos would replace injured starter Eddy Pineiro (groin) as the starting kicker for Week 1. Santos presumably would have the job until Pineiro returns from injured reserve, but the Bears could explore other options should their veteran kicker struggle to begin 2020.

September 9, 2020 02:04 PM
Cairo Santos: Locked in as Week 1 kicker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that Santos will serve as Chicago's kicker in Sunday's season opener against Detroit, Jeff Dickerson of reports.

The Bears have not yet promoted Santos from the practice squad, but it's only a matter of time before such a move is made. Eddy Pineiro (groin) won the starting job during training camp but is poised to spend a minimum of three weeks on injured reserve, which sets the stage for Santos to begin the season with at least a three-game window to showcase his abilities. Of course, if Santos struggles Week 1, the Bears could explore other options.

September 8, 2020 02:44 PM
Cairo Santos: Likely to kick for Chicago in Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears are expected to promote Santos from their practice squad to serve as their kicker in Sunday's season opener versus the Lions, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Though he lost out in his job battle with Eddy Pineiro (groin) during training camp, Santos is poised to begin the season as Chicago's kicker after Pineiro was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. In accordance with the NFL's new IR rules, Pineiro will be sidelined for at least the Bears' first three games, so Santos should have all of September to stake his claim to keeping the job, or impressing enough to earn another opportunity with another team. The Bears may wait and see if any other kickers hit the open market over the next few days before formally adding Santos to the 53-man roster.

September 6, 2020 05:40 PM
Cairo Santos: Remains on standby in Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos signed with the Bears' practice squad Sunday, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Santos lost the kicking battle to Eddy Pineiro, but he'll stick with the team as the backup. The Bears have a history of inconsistent kickers, and with the uncertainty of the pandemic, Santos is on standby in case Pineiro can't go. Santos played in five games for the Titans last season and made four of nine field goals and all 12 extra-point attempts.

September 6, 2020 02:28 AM
Cairo Santos: Unable to make final team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears are expected to release Santos on Saturday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Chicago's kicking situation remains tumultuous, with Eddy Pineiro (groin) still up in the air for Week 1, so a potential reunion with Santos can't be ruled out. Finley notes that the Bears could consider carrying two kickers on the active roster in addition to another on the practice squad. If the Bears hope to stash Pineiro on injured reserve and bring back Santos during the interim, the team would need to wait until Monday before making such a move.

August 27, 2020 02:20 AM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Expected to stay in Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Matt Nagy relayed that the team may roster both Santos and Eddy Pineiro (groin) in 2020, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Nagy didn't mention whether that meant both would be on the 53-man roster or if one would stay on the practice squad, but it's reasonable to believe both could be possibilities. However, Pineiro is expected to be the No. 1 kicker if he's healthy to start the year, but a few errant kicks by Pineiro could change that quickly.

August 23, 2020 10:48 AM
Bears' Cairo Santos: Set to join Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos is slated to sign with the Bears, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Once Santos -- who kicked in five games with the Titans last year -- clears the NFL's COVID-19 protocols, he'll be able to join the Bears, who he played for in 2017. He'll presumably then have a chance to compete with Eddy Pineiro, who has been dealing with a groin injury of late, per Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune.

October 7, 2019 05:00 PM
Cairo Santos: Let go by Tennessee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Titans released Santos on Monday.

Santos missed all four of his field-goal tries during Sunday's loss to the Bills, and the disastrous day ultimately cost the veteran his roster spot. With Ryan Succop (knee) not eligible to return until Week 8, expect the Titans to sign an interim kicker in the near future.

October 7, 2019 03:08 PM
Titans' Cairo Santos: Costly misses
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos missed all four of his field-goal attempts in Week 5 against Buffalo. He did convert his lone extra-point attempt.

Santos had a disastrous day and cost the Titans a chance at victory. Two of his kicks came from 50 and 53 yards, making them a bit more excusable. On the other hand, he also missed a 36-yard attempt and had another 33-yard effort blocked. Overall, it was a disastrous day for Santos, who may now be on the hot seat while filling in for the injured Ryan Succop (knee).

September 29, 2019 07:08 PM
Titans' Cairo Santos: Hits 45-yard attempt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos made his lone field-goal attempt and made all three of his extra-point tries in Week 4 against Atlanta.

Santos connected on a 45-yard field goal with 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter to put the Titans up 17-7. He's now 3-for-4 on attempts from 40 or more yards away and also remains perfect on extra-point tries. While he missed a costly kick in Week 2 against the Colts, Santos has otherwise performed admirably in Ryan Succop's (knee) absence.

September 24, 2019 07:40 PM
Titans' Cairo Santos: Logs one point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Santos made his lone extra-point try but did not attempt a field goal in Week 3's 20-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Santos has converted 11 of 12 kicks for the Titans through three games, but has seen his point total decline each week. He'll hope the offense can give him more scoring opportunities against the Falcons this Sunday.

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