Bears sign kicker Cairo Santos

Bears sign kicker Cairo Santos

Bears sign kicker Cairo Santos

Previously with the Kansas City Chiefs, Santos was replaced by rookie Harrison Butker when he was injured. He has missed kicks in three of the Bears' past four games.

The Chicago Bears dropped to 3-7 on the season after Connor Barth's game-tying attempt from 46 yards missed well wide against the Lions.

Interestingly enough, Santos will replace another former Chiefs kicker in Connor Barth, who kicked for Kansas City for 10 games during his rookie season almost a decade ago. Perhaps they didn't make a change last week after Barth connected on three field goals from 40 to 49 yards in the home loss to the Packers on November 12.

Prior to getting hurt, Santos was 3 for 3 on field goal attempts and 12-of-12 on extra points through the first three weeks of the regular season.

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The 26-year-old Santos was 31 for 35 on field goals last season in Kansas City, ranking fifth in the National Football League at 88.6 percent. He's been a reliable kicker in the past (80-of-105 for his career).

Santos is the first Brazilian born player in the NFL.

Santos was a flawless 3-of-3 on field goal attempts and 12-of-12 on extra points before being placed on injured reserve prior to Week 4. It is also worth noting that the newly inked is reportedly a one-year contract.

The Brazilian-born kicker converted a career-high 88.6 percent (31-of-35) of his field goals for Kansas City past year.

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