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Titans vs Chiefs: Recent additions show up on game day for Titans.

Two new players end up making an impact on opening day.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Talk about making an instant impact, the two new additions to the Titans roster showed up on Sunday.

Ryan Succop

Most people expected the Titans to go in to the season with either an accurate kicker without a strong leg, or a strong legged kicker without consistency. However, the release of Ryan Succop allowed the Titans to add a very good kicker to their team.

Fast forward to game day, and not only did Succop make every field goal he attempted (31, 36, 46, and 47 yards), but he also booted the ball out of the back of the endzone. The Titans couldn't have asked for a better start, and the Kansas City Chiefs have to be regretting their decision to let him go.

Quentin Groves

Groves didn't see much time with the defense, but he shined as a special teams player. His first tackle was a beautiful sweeping tackle to take down the Chiefs return man for no gain. He topped that on his with his next tackle as he sniffed out a fake punt that eventually ended up in a four minute drive and a Titans field goal.

With play like that it will be hard to see Groves not getting a nod on a more permanent basis over Akeem Ayers. His role could grow with the Titans as the season goes on, and he could develop into a nice complementary rusher and special teams player under Ray Horton.