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BREAKING: Succop signs with Tennessee Titans

September 1, 2014

(O-N-E photo by Cody Dalton)

It didn't take long for Ryan Succop to land on his feet.

The former Kansas City Chiefs and Hickory High placekicker signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.

The news comes two days after Succop — a five-year NFL veteran — was released from Kansas City in place of undrafted rookie free agent Cairo Santos.

Succop took to Twitter about his recent signing.

"Feel very blessed to sign with @tennesseetitans. Looking forward to a great year in the music city! #titanup," said Succop's official Twitter account.

The Titans waived rookie kicker Travis Coons to make space for Succop.

After all NFL teams had to reduce their rosters to 53 players on Saturday, Tennessee head football coach Ken Whisenhunt said there were a number of players the Titans wanted to acquire.

Succop was one of Tennessee's top targets.

"He was the one that we had rated the highest, so we pursued him, and we got him," Whisenhunt said.

The Titans had been searching for a kicker after releasing veteran Rob Bironas during the offseason. Aside from Coons, Tennessee worked out Garrett Hartley, Jay Feely and Ryan Lindley.

"I felt like this was an opportunity to make our team better with a veteran guy that's still kicking the ball really well," Whisenhunt said. "It was a good move for our team.:

The 27-year-old Succop is the most accurate kicker in Chiefs history, making 81 percent (119-of-147) of his field goal attempts.

Succop's NFL journey will come full circle on Sunday when the Titans travel to take on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

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