CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints kept their cool in another tight spot and again came away with a narrow victory.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Tom Brady held up four fingers as if he had one more play remaining, one more opportunity to pull out the win. If that’s what he was thinking, the three-time MVP would not...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop is available to make his season debut Sunday at Carolina after missing his team's first eight games to recover from offseason...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee kicker Ryan Succop has been designated to return from injured reserve, allowing him to return to practice with the Titans.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Cody Parkey is back in the NFL and ready to kick again.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have signed kicker Cody Parkey one day after waiving Cairo Santos.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Frustrated, discouraged, disappointed and plain ticked off. The Tennessee Titans are not happy with themselves after losing three of their past four games.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have released kicker Cairo Santos a day after he missed three field goals and had a fourth blocked.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cairo Santos pulled his first field goal attempt wide left from 50 yards, tried to fix the issue and overcorrected, yanking his next attempt from 36 yards wide...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota finds himself needing a strong performance on a short week to help erase a struggling performance in the Titans' home opener.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Succop thought his leg had recovered enough for him to kick in the Tennessee Titans' season opener at Cleveland.
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's bid to escape a deep hole and climb back into the race for a NFC playoff berth is all but over.
The Buccaneers (5-8) weren't eliminated by Sunday's 28-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints, however the team is assured of finishing no better than .500 after sputtering offensively and wearing down defensively after holding a 14-3 halftime lead.
Oh, and special teams contributed to the demise, too.
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Cairo Santos got to redeem himself and keep the Los Angeles Rams undefeated on an ugly day for kickers around the NFL.
Santos had the fourth missed extra point of Sunday with a chance to tie it up at 31 for the Rams early in the fourth quarter in Seattle after a touchdown. The kicker got a chance to kick again with 6:05 left, and he connected on a 39-yard field goal giving Los Angeles a 33-31 lead that helped the Rams seal the victory.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Cairo Santos knows he probably won't be with the Los Angeles Rams for a long time, so he wants to make sure it's a good time.
The Rams signed the Brazilian kicker this week instead of rushing All-Pro Greg Zuerlein back from injury. Santos practiced with his new teammates Wednesday as the Rams (4-0) prepare to play at Seattle on Sunday.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released kicker Cairo Santos, a day after claiming Jason Myers off waivers from Seattle.
The team signed free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis to the active roster with its corresponding move Wednesday.
No, the seven-time All-Pro is not returning. The one-day contract he signed last month to retire as a member of the Jets was officially submitted since New York had a spot on its 90-man roster.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed kicker Jason Myers off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
To make room on their roster Tuesday, the Jets waived-injured wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman.
Myers was waived by the Seahawks on Monday after Sebastian Janikowski won the team's kicking competition.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed offensive tackle Antonio Garcia off waivers from the New England Patriots and waived kicker Nick Rose.
Garcia was a third-round draft pick of the Patriots last year out of Troy, but did not play because he was dealing with blood clots in his lungs. New England placed him on the reserve/non-football injury list in September and waived him last Friday.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed kicker Nick Rose off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers, giving free-agent signing Cairo Santos some camp competition this offseason.
The team also announced Monday that safety Rontez Miles and tight end Neal Sterling have signed their restricted free agent tenders, and wide receiver Brisly Estime has been waived.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have filled two big holes on offense and special teams.
The team announced on Thursday the signings of running back Isaiah Crowell and kicker Cairo Santos.
Crowell, who had agreed to terms as free agency opened Wednesday, comes to the Jets on a contract for three years and $12 million.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears seem caught in a downward spiral following three straight near-misses.
They took measures Monday to correct problems in close games by waiving kicker Connor Barth after he missed a late 46-yard field goal in Sunday's 27-24 loss to Detroit, then signed former Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos.
"It wasn't going great, it wasn't just yesterday's kick," coach John Fox said about Barth's performances.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears on Monday waived kicker Connor Barth and signed former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos following Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Barth missed a 46-yard field goal wide right that would have tied the game Sunday on the Bears' final drive. Barth was 11 for 16 this season, with all his misses coming from 40 yards or beyond.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Harrison Butker's five field goals were instrumental to the Kansas City Chiefs' 29-19 victory over the Denver Broncos, especially the way the rest of their offense was faltering.
Don't think he felt any pressure, though.
"When I'm out there, it's really weird. It doesn't seem like a big kick for me," Butker said. "It's just a normal kick, got to go out there and make it."
After missing the first of his career, he has made 18 in a row.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — After Harrison Butker missed the first field-goal attempt of his NFL career, Chiefs coach Andy Reid walked over to the rookie and prepared to instill a little bit of confidence.
"He said, 'I got it. I got it. I was just off a tad,'" Reid recalled of their brief exchange. "He kind of gives you that feeling that everything's going to be OK."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Harrison Butker knows it would be easy to poke fun at his last name, so the kicker beat everyone to the punch by adopting as his Twitter handle the nickname given to him by a coach at Georgia Tech.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have placed kicker Cairo Santos on injured reserve and claimed rookie kicker Harrison Butker off the Carolina Panthers' practice squad.
The moves were made Tuesday. The Chiefs did not say whether Santos would be designated to return his season. He would need to remain on IR for at least six weeks, then have two weeks to return to the roster.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid has called Dave Toub the best special teams coach in the NFL, and his work with the Kansas City Chiefs this season has done nothing to dispute the assessment.
He works daily with one of the league's best punters in Dustin Colquitt. One of the best kickers in Cairo Santos. One of the best return men in Tyreek Hill. And Toub's creativity in designing an audacious fake punt helped the Chiefs win a crucial game in Atlanta.
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BEST GAME: The beginning of the end for the defending champions came in Week 12 in a frigid classic.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It seems that everybody has a theory as to why the Kansas City Chiefs offense shuts down in the second half of games, even the star tight end who wishes he could do something to stop it.
"Other than play-calling, I couldn't really tell you," Travis Kelce said after the latest slowdown, one that cost the Chiefs dearly in a 19-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans last Sunday.
DENVER (AP) — Brandon McManus was wide left and now the defending Super Bowl champs are on the outside looking in on the AFC playoff race, too.
The Kansas City Chiefs capitalized on short field position following McManus' missed 62-yard attempt to drive down and win it 30-27 on Cairo Santos' 34-yarder that clanked off the left upright and over the crossbar in the final second of overtime Sunday night.
DENVER (AP) — Even when the 4,500th second ticked off the clock on this spectacular Sunday night showdown, the Kansas City Chiefs weren't sure they had won and the Denver Broncos wondered if they'd really lost.
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Denver and Kansas City exchanged field goals in overtime, leaving them tied at 27. Brandon McManus connected on a 44-yarder and Cairo Santos countered with a 37-yarder.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One day after the Chiefs' James Winchester attended his father's funeral, he walked onto the field inside of Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday to snap for a 22-yard field-goal attempt.
When it went through, Winchester and kicker Cairo Santos stood together for an extra moment.
"I said, 'This one's for daddy,'" Santos said later. "I told James after, 'You're going to go on with your life honoring him with everything that you do."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had no offensive touchdowns, and their defense was on the field for much of the afternoon.
No big deal. They found another way to win — again.
Marcus Peters stripped Kelvin Benjamin with 20 seconds left, Cairo Santos kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired, and the Chiefs overcame a 17-point deficit to top the Carolina Panthers 20-17 on Sunday.
HOUSTON (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins got Houston going early and defense and special teams did the rest in a 19-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Hopkins had 113 yards receiving and a touchdown and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to help the Texans to the victory .
Novak connected from 32, 24, 31 and 43 yards for the Texans.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith squirmed out of the pile in the end zone, got to his feet and let out a roar.
All it took was the largest comeback in the 56-year history of the Kansas City Chiefs for the stoic quarterback with the California cool to finally let some emotion show.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Over the next few weeks, after long days of training camp on the practice fields of Missouri Western State University, Cairo Santos will return to his dorm room and hunker down in front of a TV.
He will flip the channel to the Rio Olympics and get lost in the pageantry.
You see, the only Brazilian playing in the NFL is as eager as anybody to see what kind of show his country puts on this August. The kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs knows...