The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran K Ryan Succop on Saturday.
Succop, 27, was entering the fourth year of his six-year, $14.48 million contract that included $4 million guaranteed. He had a base salary of $1.95 million coming his way this season, so the Chiefs elected to go with the cheaper option in undrafted rookie Cairo Santos.
The two players were competing for the job, so it’s not surprising to see the Chiefs take the cap savings.
Succop could have plenty of interest as a free agent.