Titans trim to 80 by placing rookie kicker on reserve list

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are making sure they keep undrafted rookie kicker Caleb Shudak around a bit longer.

The Titans placed Shudak on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Tuesday. The move trimmed their roster to 80 by the NFL deadline Tuesday afternoon.

That also means that Shudak will stick around at least through the first four games of the season even as he sits out that period. After the Titans’ game at Indianapolis, Shudak then would be eligible to practice and join the active roster.

Shudak hurt himself attempting a field goal in June after making 19 of 24 kicks during the offseason program.

The Titans already have Randy Bullock on the roster. He was their third kicker last season before earning the job with his sixth NFL team. He made 26 of 31 field goals in 2021. But Bullock was just 8 of 13 on field goals between 40 and 49 yards and was 42 of 45 on extra points. He has made 83.3% of his field goals in his career.

Shudak connected on 24 of 28 field goals at Iowa last season and made all 36 of his extra points.

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