Bears signing former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos

Ross Houston
November 20, 2017

He is the co-host of "Dickerson & Hood" on the ESPN Radio national network, and is heard in Chicago on ESPN 1000.

The move comes just one day after current Bears kicker Connor Barth missed a 46-yard field-goal attempt with three seconds remaining in Chicago's three-point loss to the rival Detroit Lions.

Chicago quickly filled the roster spot by signing former Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos, who was waived by Kansas City on September 30 with a groin injury.


Barth was 11-of-16 on field goal attempts this season and missed kicks in three of the Bears' past four games.

"We are a production-based business", Bears coach John Fox said after the loss Sunday.

He went on to win Kansas City's starting kicking job and was pretty impressive in his first season, making 25 of his 30 field-goal tries, including a 53-yarder. We will evaluate it.


Former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos didn't take long to find a new permanent home after regaining his health following a lingering groin injury.

Santos is a career 84.8-percent field goal kicker, and he went 3-for-3 in the first three games this season for the Chiefs.

Barth, a nine-year veteran, was 29 for 39 on field goals in 2016-17 with the Bears.


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