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Bucs Sign Kicker Cairo Santos

Following the release of Chandler Catanzaro, the Buccaneers hope to answer kicking questions with Cairo Santos

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Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Buccaneers are hoping to solve their kicking issues (once again) with the signing of Cairo Santos.

Santos, who filled in for an injured Greg Zuerlein in Los Angeles, went 5-for-6 this season. Throughout his six year career, Santos is 95-of-113 - 84.1% - and has missed five kicks under 40 yards.

As far as the extra point issue, Santos is 132-of-138 - 95.7%.

Santos isn’t the strongest leg, going 30-for-43 from 40+ yards through his career, but he is certainly more reliable than Catanzaro was from short distance and extra points.

Santos may not be the long term answer the Bucs are looking for - and have been looking for since letting Matt Bryant walk - but they’ll certainly have more confidence in him than they did Cat.