Kansas City Chiefs Claim K Todd Carter

Ryan Succop won’t be lonely during Kansas City Chiefs training camp practices any more, with the Kansas City Chiefs being awarded kicker Todd Carter off waivers from the St. Louis Rams.

There is no sign that Succop’s job is in jeopardy, instead Carter will give the Chiefs the ability to get a look at an emergency kicker and at the same time not overwork Succop through the preseason.

The Chiefs had previously worked Carter out, so he is clearly someone they have been interested in some time.  He went on to sign with the Carolina Panthers last season and appeared in one game.  In that game he kicked off once, putting the ball on the 10 yard line, allowing the New York Giants to rip off a 22-yard return.  Carter didn’t show it on that one kick, but he is known as a kick off specialist, though the new rules make that a dying specialty.

Kansas City has had quite a bit of success with Carter’s former Grand Valley State teammate Brandon Carr, so maybe they can keep him in their back pocket if something happens to Succop down the road.

As a fun side note, Carter was also played with Carr at Flint Carman-Ainsworth high school in Michigan.

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