Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel gave an update on kicker Ryan Succop’s status.
With kicker Ryan Succop set to come off of Injured Reserve in Week 9, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel gave an update on his status on Wednesday.
Succop, who had offseason knee surgery and was placed in IR before the start of the season after he didn’t feel like his knee was ready, is eligible to return in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers.
Last week, Paul Kuharsky reported that Succop is expected to be good to go when he is eligible to return, so that’s great news for a Titans team that has seen some epic failures in the kicking department this season.
On Wednesday, Vrabel spoke to the media about the Titans kicker’s status and gave us the good news that while Succop can’t return this week by rule, he is indeed kicking, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.
In Succop’s absence, the Titans deployed Cairo Santos to take his place at first. After Santos’ dreadful showing in the Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills in which he missed four kicks, Tennessee released him.
The Titans then went on to sign Cody Parkey, who has nailed his only field goal attempt with the team from 45 yards out in Week 7. However, Parkey missed one of his three extra point opportunities in the game when he doinked one off the upright.
It appears the Titans will have to wait just one more week for their starting kicker to return, and hopefully Succop will be in form when he does take the field. The Titans simply can’t afford to have any more woes at kicker, especially with the offense playing as inconsistently as it has this season.
For his career, Succop has made 83.6 percent of his kicks and has missed just nine of his extra points during his 10-year career.