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Kicker Ryan Succop cut, Titans should take a look

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A new best kicker available?

Andy Lyons

Earlier the Kansas City Chiefs cut kicker Ryan Succop, and the Tennessee Titans should get on the phone with him soon.

While he isn't a widely touted kicker, he is the only kicker on the market right now that has the leg talent to be an accurate kicker and an acceptable kickoff man.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ryan Succop cut by Chiefs. Average kickoff man by <a href="https://twitter.com/fboutsiders">@fboutsiders</a> metrics the past 3 years. Likely best available K by a decent margin.</p>&mdash; Tom Gower (@ThomasGower) <a href="https://twitter.com/ThomasGower/statuses/505812067488915456">August 30, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The former Mr. Irrelevant was ninth in the league with 47 touchbacks and 10th in the league in average kicking distance last year according to PFF.

One of the biggest issues with Succop is that he isn't as accurate as you would like from deep. Last year, Succop was only 1-4 in kicks over 50 yards. Despite that he was 21-24 on field goals of 49 yards or shorter.