NFL: Mr. Irrelevant becomes relevant as Chiefs clear way for rookie kicker
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have waived kicker Connor Barth, likely clearing the way for seventh-round draft pick Ryan Succop to be the team’s starter this season.
Barth played in 10 games for the Chiefs last season, making 10 of 12 field goals as a rookie, but the 2-14 Chiefs struggled mightily on special teams.
Succop was this year’s “Mr. Irrelevant,” the last player — 256th overall — taken in the NFL draft. He played 50 games in four seasons at South Carolina, converting 71 percent of his field goals with a long of 55 yards. He made 66 percent his senior season and converted all 30 of his PATs.