NASHVILLE • The Tennessee Titans released kicker Cairo Santos on Monday, a day after he missed three field goals and had a fourth blocked.
Santos missed field goals from 50, 36 and 53 yards with a 36-yarder that was blocked in a 14-7 loss to Buffalo on Sunday.
Santos, a native of Brazil, apologized at his locker after the game, saying he’d never had a day like that anywhere.
“It was a very painful, extremely disappointing day,” Santos said. “I don’t feel sorry for myself, I feel sorry for my teammates and coaches that work hard all week. I feel sorry for my teammates, my coaches and they deserve to win and I have just got to do a better job.”
Santos was signed on Sept. 4 when the Titans put veteran Ryan Succop on injured reserve, a move designed to let Succop gain strength after having surgery this offseason on his kicking leg.
Succop remains three weeks away from being eligible for activation.
It’s the second straight year the Titans have released a player after a loss to Buffalo. Last year, receiver Nick Williams was released after dropping a would-be touchdown in a 13-12 loss in Buffalo.
Also Monday, the Titans (2-3) waived 29-year-old offensive lineman David Quessenberry, a cancer survivor (Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, discovered in 2014) who scored his first career touchdown on a tackle-eligible play in Week 2 against the Colts.
Tennessee visits Denver (1-4) on Sunday.