Can Coons hold onto Titans' kicking job?

August, 30, 2014
Aug 30
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Undrafted rookie Travis Coons has won the Tennessee Titans kicking job, at least for the time being.

Coons is on the roster, while Maikon Bonani is being cut, per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

We’ll have to see how it pans out from here. Tennessee had three veteran free-agent kickers in for workouts recently. Jay Feely played for Ken Whisenhunt in Arizona. Rian Lindell and Garrett Hartley were also in Nashville.

I suspect the Titans intend to move forward with Coons but will be ready to change directions if he’s not good from the start.

Tennessee parted ways with pricey veteran Rob Bironas in the spring. They brought back Bonani, who showed a huge leg as the team’s extra kicker in training camp in 2013. Then Coons was their choice of all the undrafted kickers coming out of college.

Assistant special-teams coach Steve Hoffman has a good track record developing young kickers. Dan Carpenter and Ryan Succop are among the successful kickers he helped develop.

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ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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