Titans bring back kicker Ryan Santoso to practice squad

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FILE - In this Aug 21, 2021, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Sam Ficken, right, boots a field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as punter Brett Kern (6) holds during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Tampa, Fla. Ficken has been added to the injury report with an injured groin and the Titans have signed Michael Badgley to the practice squad. Tennessee opens the season Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, hosting Arizona. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The list of kickers signed by the Tennessee Titans just keeps growing with the addition of Ryan Santoso to the practice squad Friday.

Randy Bullock will kick Sunday for the Titans in Seattle as their fourth different kicker since training camp started. Santoso will provide insurance with Sam Ficken and Tucker McCann both on injured reserve.

This is Santoso’s second stint with Tennessee. He spent three weeks with the Titans in 2019 and was on the New York Giants' practice squad last season. He was traded to Carolina last month and made two field goals and one of two extra points.

The Titans released offensive tackle Christian DiLauro from the practice squad.

The franchise has had such a revolving door lately at placekicker coach Mike Vrabel said he just wants the next person to do his job.

The Titans haven’t had that many kickers, but they are in double digits since the start of the 2019 season.

Ryan Succop was among five kickers on the active roster that season. The fifth kicker, Greg Joseph, was waived just before last season with four-time Pro Bowler Stephen Gostkowski signed. McCann was kept on the practice squad before going on injured reserve, and Sam Sloman was signed to the practice squad.

Sloman made the kick that clinched the AFC South title for Tennessee in the regular-season finale.

Tennessee kept McCann this offseason and signed undrafted rookie Blake Haubeil last spring. Haubeil was waived in early August when the Titans claimed Ficken off waivers from the New York Jets. McCann was hurt in the preseason opener, then Ficken hurt a groin muscle two days before the season opener.

“Unfortunately, that’s what happens in the NFL sometimes with injuries,” Titans special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman said. “And we just got to move on and hopefully find that guy. But, yeah, we obviously feel bad for both of those guys getting hurt.”

Michael Badgley lasted one game before being waived Monday. Now Bullock, who Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill held for when both played at Texas A&M, will get his chance Sunday in Seattle as the 12th different kicker since 2019.

Notes: OLB Bud Dupree (knee), TE Anthony Firsker (knee), LB David Long (hamstring) and LB Jayon Brown (hamstring) are questionable. CB Caleb Farley, the No. 22 pick overall in the April draft, is out with a shoulder injury that kept him out of practice the past two days.

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