The Kansas City Chiefs waived kicker Connor Barth, which should give seventh-round draft pick Ryan Succop the starting job this season. Succop was this year’s Mr. Irrelevant, meaning he was the last player (256th) taken in the NFL draft.
After a solid career at North Carolina, Barth played in 10 games for the Chiefs last season, making 10 of 12 field goals as a rookie, but special teams was an area tagged for much needed improvement on last year’s 2-14 team and Barth is among those changes.
Succop kicked for South Carolina last year and made 66% of his field goal attempts with his longest coming from 55 yards out.