The Kansas City Chiefs have more roster moves to make ahead of Tuesday's NFL roster cut deadline but don't expect to find one of the KC Chiefs kickers on that list. At least not yet.
Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub confirmed on Monday that the Chiefs kicking competition between Ryan Succop and Cairo Santos would last through the preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. Toub said that the Chiefs haven't decided how they'll split the reps between the two but that both will play.
"We just know it's going to be an ongoing competition," Toub said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "Both guys will kick. Both guys will kick in this game."
That the competition will continue is notable because Succop didn't kick at all in the Chiefs last preseason game. I thought that was an ominous sign for his chances on the initial round of cuts. But this from Toub confirms that they'll both be on the roster field for the Green Bay game.
Toub that the Chiefs wanted to get Santos more opportunities in last week's game but didn't get the chance to. There's less tape on him than Succop, the 5-year veteran.
The one advantage Succop has so far is that he had a chance to kicker a longer field goal -- 54 yards (he made it). Santos' long is 44 yards. You can't pick and choose your field goal distance so the Chiefs have to take what they're given there.
The Chiefs final decision time will come on Saturday, August 30 when the team has to cut down to 53 players. They're not expected to keep two kickers.