The plan is for Santos to fill in while Greg Zuerlein works his way back from injury. The good news regarding Zuerlein is that he’s expected back soon.
Santos, 26, wound up signing on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane back in 2014. He returned to the Chiefs this past March on a one-year restricted deal worth $1.797 million.
Kansas City elected to place him on injured reserve with a groin strain at the start of the season and cut him loose with a settlement soon after. The Bears later signed him to a contract before placing him on injured reserve for the second time during the 2017 season.
The Jets signed Santos to a contract this past March but released him during the preseason.
In 2017, Santos appeared in five games and converted four of his five field goal attempts along with 14 of 14 extra point tries.