Titans activate Ryan Succop, Jack Conklin downgraded to questionable
The Tennessee Titans made some roster moves on Saturday, one of which included the activation of kicker Ryan Succop.
The Tennessee Titans will finally have their kicker back in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers, as kicker Ryan Succop has been activated to the 53-man roster by the team on Saturday.
Succop was placed on Injured Reserve at the start of the season after he felt he simply wasn’t ready following offseason knee surgery. After a week of practice, Succop was deemed ready to return.
In his place, the Titans saw utter disaster from Succop’s first replacement, kicker Cairo Santos, who had a nightmare showing in Week 5, culminating what had been nothing short of a failure of an experiment.
Cody Parkey, who replaced Santos after he was released and made all three of his field goal attempts in three games, has been let go by the Titans to make room for Succop. Defensive back Joshua Kalu has also been added to the 53-man from injured reserve, and cornerback Tye Smith was waived.
In other injury news, right tackle Jack Conklin has been downgraded to questionable with an illness. Conklin didn’t carry a designation on the injury report released on Friday, so we’ll have to keep an eye on him when the inactives list is released.
Fortunately for the Titans, they have swing tackle Dennis Kelly to take Conklin’s place if he can’t go. Kelly was rated as the No. 18 tackle in the NFL last season by Pro Football Focus when filling in for Conklin.
Cornerback Chris Milton, who was originally questionable, has been downgraded to out.
The Titans will already be without starting center Ben Jones, who was ruled out on Friday with a concussion he sustained in Week 8. Tennessee will be forced to roll with Jamil Douglas in his place.
Tennessee will also be missing tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) and defensive lineman Jurrell Casey (shoulder).