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Ryan Succop

Ryan Succop

Place Kicker #4
Team: Tennessee Titans
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 218 lb.
College:South Carolina
Age:33
Born:September 19, 1986
Drafted:2009 / Rd. 7 (256)
Draft Team:KC

Ryan Succop: Cut by Titans

The Titans released Succop (knee) on Friday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.

Analysis: Succop converted at least 83.3 percent of his field-goal attempts in each season from 2014 to 2018, but he went just 1-of-6 in 2019 when he missed 10 games because of knee injuries. The 33-year-old should get another chance in the NFL once he's healthy, but the Titans had no interest in keeping him around for the third season of a five-year, $20 million contract. The team is left with Greg Joseph as its lone kicker on the offseason roster.

March 13, 2020 9:49 AM EST

Ryan Succop: Candidate for release

Succop may be cut this offseason, ESPN.com's Turron Davenport reports.

Analysis: Succop signed a five-year, $20 million contract in March 2018, making him one of the highest-paid kickers in the NFL. He was impressive during the first season of his contract, but knee injuries limited him to six games in 2019, when he made just one of six field-goal attempts before landing on IR. The Titans can clear out $2 million in cap space by releasing the 33-year-old kicker.

February 17, 2020 1:18 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Placed on IR

Succop (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday morning, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: .Succop has converted just one of six field-goal attempts since being activated from injured reserve in early November. It isn't clear if he suffered a setback or has been playing at less than full strength the past couple months. Whatever the case, the Titans signed Greg Joseph to replace Succop as their placekicker for the rest of the season.

December 18, 2019 7:59 AM EST

Ryan Succop: Misses another field goal

Succop missed his lone field-goal attempt, but did make all three of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 15 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: Succop had a 45-yard field goal blocked at the conclusion of the Titans' fist offensive possession. He's now just 1-for-6 on field-goal attempts since returning from injured reserve, though he has managed to make 24 of his 25 extra-point attempts. Nevertheless, his job could be in jeopardy as the team closes the season with two must-win contests against the Saints and Texans.

December 16, 2019 7:06 AM EST

Ryan Succop: Misses lone field-goal attempt

Succop missed his only field-goal attempt but did make all six of his extra-point attempts in the Titans' Week 14 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Succop hit the left upright from 42 yards away to close the first half. He has now hit just one of his five field-goal attempts for the season, struggling to get in rhythm after missing the first eight weeks of the campaign with a knee injury. Given the importance of victories at this point in the season for Tennessee, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the team consider a change at the position.

December 8, 2019 9:16 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Second consecutive perfect contest

Succop made his lone field-goal attempt and also made all four of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 13 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Succop put together his second consecutive strong performance, converting his lone field-goal attempt from 41 yards away. He also connected on each of his extra-point attempts, marking the second consecutive week he's made all of his kicks. Given that the team added competition in Ryan Santoso Nov. 27, it was imperative for Succop to have a good performance. As a result of his perfect effort, he'll likely hang onto the kicker job as the team heads into a Week 14 matchup against the Raiders.

December 2, 2019 5:23 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Potential competition on tap

Succop may have job competition after the Titans signed Ryan Santoso on Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: While the Titans intend on rostering Succop and Santoso for Sunday's game against the Colts, Wyatt explains they haven't determined how they'll deploy the tandem. There is a chance Santoso takes over kickoff duties. However, Succop has missed all three field-goal attempts since signing with the team in Week 9, so there could be a competition if those struggles continue. For fantasy purposes, fading Succop in Week 13 is a viable option considering he appears to be on a short leash.

November 27, 2019 10:45 AM EST

Ryan Succop: Six extra points

Succop did not attempt a field goal but did make all six of his extra-point attempts in the team's Week 12 win against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Succop made all of his kicks for the first time since returning from his knee injury in Week 10. While he did not attempt any field goals, he did convert all six of his extra-point attempts. Succop will look to keep things going in the team's Week 13 matchup against the Colts.

November 25, 2019 7:21 AM EST

Ryan Succop: Headed for IR

Succop (knee) will be placed on injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Succop dealt with some complications from offseason knee surgery before he returned for the final two weeks of the preseason. He then converted each of his four field-goal attempts -- all from inside 40 yards -- but did miss an en extra-point try in the preseason finale. With Succop apparently dealt another setback, the Titans are signing Cairo Santos to serve as their kicker Week 1 in Cleveland.

September 4, 2019 7:06 AM EST

Ryan Succop: Hits two more field goals

Succop made both of his field-goal attempts but did miss one of his two extra-point attempts in the team's preseason finale against the Bears.

Analysis: Succop missed his first attempt of the game -- an extra-point after the team scored in the middle of the second quarter. However, he bounced back to make field goals of 33 and 23 yards, while also tacking on an extra-point. Most importantly, Succop appears healthy after offseason knee surgery and should be ready for the team's opening regular season contest against the Browns.

August 29, 2019 10:02 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Connects on two kicks

Succop (knee) made both of his field goal attempts in the team's third preseason contest against the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop was activated off the PUP list on Monday but now has his first game action under his belt. Though both kicks were short -- they were from 22 and 24 yards -- the most important takeaway is that Succop is healthy enough to play and should be ready for the team's first regular season contest against the Browns.

August 25, 2019 8:55 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Returning from knee injury

Succop (knee) is expected to perform kicking duties in Sunday's preseason matchup against the Steelers, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Succop took part in warmups, so he's alleviating any worries about his health after coming off the PUP list less than a week ago.

August 25, 2019 5:07 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Participates in practice

Succop (knee) participated in practice for the first time after being activated from the PUP list earlier in the week, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Succop has been making progress for the past few weeks, beginning with light footballs. However, he's now using regulation balls and he reported he hit a 45-yard field goal during Wednesday's practice. Succop remains optimistic he'll be ready for game action by kickoff of the team's Week 1 game against Cleveland.

August 21, 2019 9:34 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Removed from PUP

Succop (knee) was taken off the PUP list Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: It isn't clear if Succop will make a preseason appearance, but he should have enough time to get ready for Week 1. His return presumably leaves Austin Barnard without a spot on the 53-man roster beyond next week.

August 19, 2019 10:10 AM EST

Ryan Succop: May make preseason appearance

Coach Mike Vrabel is hopeful that Succop (knee) will make an appearance at some point during the preseason, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Succop was absent from mandatory minicamp in June and has missed the first portion of training camp due to offseason knee surgery. A resident of the PUP list, he can take his time with his recovery with the regular season in mind. However, if Vrabel's comments are any indication, the Titans may believe he'll be ready to kick in an actual game, likely Aug. 25 versus the Steelers and/or Thursday, Aug. 29 in Chicago.

August 5, 2019 5:00 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Making progress

Succop (knee), who was seen walking around the practice field Wednesday, "looks pretty good and healthy," per Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com.

Analysis: Succop remains on the Titans' preseason PUP list because he's bouncing back from offseason knee surgery, but the Titans still expect the kicker to be ready for Week 1 action, a notion supported by McCormick's encouraging observations Wednesday. Austin Bernard is handling the team's placekicking duties in the meantime.

July 31, 2019 12:32 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Rehabbing from knee surgery

Succop was placed on the PUP list after he had some complications with offseason knee surgery, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports.

Analysis: Succop dealt with some unexpected swelling after the procedure, but the Titans still expect him to be ready for Week 1 at Cleveland. In the meantime, Austin Bernard will handle the kicking working during training camp and possibly into the preseason. Succop played all 16 games each of the past 10 seasons, including five straight years with a field-goal conversion rate of at least 83.3 percent for Tennessee. It isn't clear if the surgery was performed on his kicking leg or plant leg.

July 24, 2019 6:44 AM EST

Ryan Succop: Hits PUP list

Succop (undisclosed) has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.

Analysis: Succop was held out of the Titans' mandatory minicamp last month due to an undisclosed injury, and now lands on the PUP list. He made 86 percent of his field goals and 90 percent of his extra-point attempts in 2018, and is entering the second season of a five-year, $20 million contract. Succop won't be eligible to practice until he's removed from the PUP list.

July 22, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Ryan Succop: Misses minicamp

Succop didn't participate in mandatory minicamp, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Entering the second season of a five-year, $20 million contract, Succop likely is dealing with some kind of injury, though nothing has been reported. Given the mediocre track record of Tennessee's offense with Marcus Mariota at quarterback, Succop should be ranked in the bottom half of the league among kickers.

June 19, 2019 6:26 AM EST

Ryan Succop: Ends season with perfect effort

Succop made both of his extra-point attempts and his lone field-goal attempt in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Succop made his lone field-goal attempt of the game -- a 38-yard kick -- to close the first half, bringing trimming the Colts' lead to seven points. His perfect effort marked the first time in four weeks that he didn't miss an attempt. Despite that, he made 86 percent of his field goals and 90 percent of his extra-point attempts for the season, keeping him among the most accurate kickers in the league. He'll enter the second season of a five-year contract in 2019, meaning barring injury he will maintain his role with the team.

December 30, 2018 8:55 PM EST

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