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Cairo Santos placed on IR

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Panthers were trying to trade him or Gano to start the season, thought highly enough of him to put him on their practice squad. 

Hope he's ready by Monday night

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Per Rotoworld:

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.
 
 

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Santos is not a vested veteran yet, so he has go through the waiver process. If he goes unclaimed he'll go to IR by default:

However:

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Am told K Cairo Santos won't return to Chiefs if he clears waivers by injury settlement. Free to sign elsewhere once clearing waivers.

 

I've never been a big fan of Santos. I want a kicker I can send to the field to kick 50 yarders automatically - and he's not the guy. Not sure how many FGs the Chiefs did NOT attempt because of his limitations, limiting their tactical options as well ...

 

Edited by KC_Guy

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5 hours ago, Jakuvious said:

They must be really confident in the new guy.

Is any team ever confident in the kicker?

J

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I think the logic is different: The Chiefs already decided they wouldn't give him aveteran contract. As he's out for the year they can settle the issue and set him free immediately.

The going rate for a decent veteran is 2 M$+/yr, and with the cap situation the Chiefs are in this is a position they can take some risk to save some money. 

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Posted (edited)

Interesting quote by Toub:

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“[Butker] is a good kicker,” special teams coordinator Dave Toub said Friday. “He was our number one guy coming out this year as a rookie, we had him ranked number one. So if we were going to draft a guy he was going to be the guy we would probably target. So we felt good about him coming out, we just weren’t looking for a kicker at that time. It’s funny how things work and now all of a sudden we’ve got him. We’re happy with him, he’s a good kid.”

The remark at Arrowheadpride that he would become an ERFA next year is crap - he was just drafted this year - so he will become an ERFA only AFTER 2018 (unless signed to a three year deal already, which I consider unlikely).

Edited by KC_Guy

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Posted (edited)

It's official - from the NFL's 09-30-17 Transaction Report

WAIVER REQUESTS (All are NO RECALL) 

 

KANSAS CITY

    Santos, Cairo

Tulane 

        From Reserve/Injured
         Injury Settlement

 
       

 

 

 

 
Edited by KC_Guy

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Hats off to the new guy. Scared me with the first miss, but he sure as hell redeemed himself.

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3 hours ago, Jakuvious said:

Hats off to the new guy. Scared me with the first miss, but he sure as hell redeemed himself.

Yeah, good performance from the rookie. All things considered.

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