Rams sign K Santos while waiting for Greg Zuerlein’s return

NFL Los Angeles

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams signed kicker Cairo Santos this week instead of rushing All-Pro Greg Zuerlein back from injury.

Rams coach Sean McVay on Wednesday disclosed the reason for the decision to add Santos.

Zuerlein isn’t quite ready to return from a groin injury, but the Rams weren’t happy with Sam Ficken after he missed two of his three field goal attempts, including a 28-yarder late in the Rams’ win over Minnesota last Thursday. Ficken was cut Tuesday.

Santos was the Chiefs’ kicker from 2014 until early last season, when he injured his groin. He kicked for the Bears late last season, and he competed for the Jets’ job this year in training camp.

Los Angeles (4-0) plays at Seattle on Sunday.

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