TAMPA, Fla. -- Hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released its kicker, the team announced Cairo Santos will fill the vacant role.

Head coach Dirk Koetter cut kicker Chandler Catanzaro following a three-game losing streak. On Sunday, Catanzaro missed 30- and 48-yard field goals in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Santos, 27, played with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2014-17 before joining the Chicago Bears last season. In the offseason, Santos was with the New York Jets and played two games for the Los Angeles Rams as the season began.

He is a native of St. Augustine, Florida.

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