With Santos gone, the team will look to find a replacement for the next few weeks. But he is more infamously known for missing a would-be game-winning field goal in last year's NFC Wild Card round. Now, it's the Titans who join the group of teams who are in dire need of a reliable placekicker.
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After Sunday's game, Santos called the day "very painful" and "extremely disappointing", according to Titans.com. The Titans went into the season expecting Ryan Succop to be their primary kicker.
It is good to see that the front office and coaches weren't afraid to make the move here and fans know that if Santos is flawless during his two games in Nissan Stadium (or if he just misses one on Sunday) then Tennessee would be sitting at 4-1 instead of wallowing in the pits of despair at 2-3.
With Santos struggling to put the ball through the uprights, Mike Vrabel saw it best to start fresh with someone new.
The Tennessee Titans have a new kicker, and Cody Parkey gets a second chance.