The Tennessee Titans are reportedly set to sign another kicker.
The Tennessee Titans waived kicker Ryan Santoso on Tuesday and are reportedly set to add another one to take his place.
The move to part ways with Santoso wasn’t met with another addition to the 53-man roster, leaving an open space for another player. At the time of the move to waive Santoso, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online noted that another move was expected to be made in the next 24 hours.
"They are signing kicker Greg Joseph from the Panthers’ practice squad, according to a PFT source."
The 25-year-old Florida Atlantic product last played in a regular season game for the Cleveland Browns in 2018.
The Johannesburg, South Africa native made 17-of-20 field goal attempts, including a long of 51 yards. He was 4-of-4 from 20 to 29 yards, 7-of-7 from 30 to 39 yards, 5-of-7 from 40 to 49 yards and 1-of-2 from 50-plus yards. He made 25-of-29 extra points, also.
It isn’t clear what role the 6-foot, 208-pound kicker will have when he joins the team, but there’s a chance he could be handling the kickoff duties much like Santoso did. Unfortunately for the Titans, Santoso wasn’t very effective in that role.
In 2018, Joseph handled 69 total kickoffs and achieved a touchback on 68.1 percent of them.
If Joseph is being brought in to handle kickoff duties only, that would also likely mean the Titans will continue to carry two kickers by hanging on to Ryan Succop, who has made just one of his six field goal attempts since returning from injured reserve in Week 9.
It looks as though the two kicker experiment that has been taking place in Nashville will continue for the rest of the 2019 season.