DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 14:  Kicker Cairo Santos #3 of the Los Angeles Rams kicks off to the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

3 Kicking Replacements for Chandler Catanzaro

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The Bucs have decided to stick with Ryan Fitzpatrick as quarterback, but Chandler Catanzaro wasn't so lucky. They cut Catanzaro after he missed four extra points on the season and went made 11 of 15 on field goal attempts. Now comes the search for his replacement. 

1. Cairo Santos

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Santos is probably the best option currently available on the market. A career 84 percent field goal kicker, Santos was solid earlier this year for the Rams while covering for Greg Zurlein. He did miss an extra point in one of those games though. 

2. Kai Forbath

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Forbath is another veteran kicker who hit 88 percent of his field goals over the past two seasons in Minnesota. He lost the training camp battle with Daniel Carlson and was released. Obviously the Vikings regret that decision a bit, but not enough to bring in Forbath. 

3. Sam Ficken

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Santos and Forbath are both veteran kickers and the Bucs know what they're going to get from them, Ficken would be taking a flyer on a young unproven kicker. He played a bit for the Rams in the preseason and earlier this season going 1 of 3 on his field goal attempts, but he was 10-of-10 on extra points. This is a pick up with a hope for improvement over just a known quality.


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