The Tennessee Titans are releasing veteran kicker Ryan Succop, who served as their kicker since 2014.
Succop was signed by the Titans after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs before the 2014 season began and immediately solidified a spot that had become an issue after the Titans moved on from Rob Bironas following the 2013 season.
Succop , who will be 34 this season, struggled with injuries in 2019 and made just 1-of-6 field goals last season. Succop had off-season knee surgery following the 2018 season, and due to complications from that surgery had to have a second procedure that landed him on the physically unable to perform list.
He was activated in week nine of the regular season, but it was clear that he had not fully recovered, as his kickoffs did not consistently reach the end zone and he did not make any kicks beyond 40 yards.
The kicking position was a carousel for the Titans last year, as the team went through four different place kickers before finally settling on Greg Joseph late in the year.
Succop during his time with the Titans, set an NFL record with 56 consecutive made field goals inside 50 yards.
Succop signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension before the 2018 season, but only collected two years of that deal.
The Titans will absorb $2.1 million of dead money signing bonus from that deal onto their cap.