Published: Mon, November 20, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Bears sign kicker Cairo Santos

Bears sign kicker Cairo Santos

Santos was waived by the Chiefs earlier this season after being placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.

Multiple reports Monday morning indicated the Bears are signing former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos.

The move was reported by the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Barth flubbed the final kick that would have tied the game on Sunday for the Bears against the Detroit Lions, a wide right attempt that wasn't even close. Perhaps they didn't make a change last week after Barth connected on three field goals from 40 to 49 yards in the home loss to the Packers on November 12. Brett Veach claimed him shortly after Santos reaggravated the groin injury that kept him out of much of the preseason as well. 2016 was his career-best season for accuracy, finishing the year at 88.6 percent. He is 80 for 105 on field goals in his career (84.8) since making the Chiefs in 2014 as an undrafted free agent from Tulane.

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If he performs well through the rest of the season, the soon-to-be 26-year-old could make a case for being the Bears' long-term solution at the kicker position that hasn't been consistent since the team released Robbie Gould last year.

If the Bears really want to secure Santos after this season, they could consider the franchise tag.

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