The Tennessee Titans reportedly worked out kickers this week.
Given the struggles of Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop this season, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the team is considering other options.
According to Terry McCormick of Titan Insider, the Titans worked out kickers this week, including former Dallas Cowboys kicker, Brett Maher, but ultimately decided not to sign one.
"According to league sources, the Titans worked out other kickers this week, including recently cut Cowboys kicker Brett Maher, but elected not to sign one."
McCormick’s report also states that the Titans hope the issues with Succop “will solve itself over the final three games.”
ESPN’s Field Yates is also reporting the Titans worked out Maher and notes that he has practice squad eligibility, so Tennessee could bring him in that way.
Maher has missed 10 field goals this season, but has proven he has a big leg with three makes of 50-plus yards, including three from 60-plus yards.
Since returning in Week 9, Succop has missed four of his five field goal attempts and one extra point. His most recent miss came in Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders right before halftime.
Adding to that, the Titans had to sign another kicker in Ryan Santoso to handle kickoff duties and longer field goals because Succop apparently doesn’t have enough power in his leg to make longer kicks. So, the Titans are wasting a roster spot on an extra kicker.
Earlier this week, head coach Mike Vrabel said he thought Succop had been doing “a pretty good job.”
For the season, the Titans are 8-for-17 on field goals between Succop, Cairo Santos and Cody Parkey. Parkey was actually the best of the three, as he made all three of his field goal attempts before being released upon Succop’s return.
Parkey remains a free agent and should be the first guy the Titans call if they decide to give up on Succop.
The Titans can ill-afford to keep running Succop out there if he continues to struggle. Thankfully for Tennessee, the offense has been firing on all cylinders of late and haven’t really needed to kick field goals.
However, with the Titans making a playoff push and having three tough games remaining, Tennessee could end up needing a field goal in a big spot to win a game — and that should scare the hell out of Titans fans.