For sixth year, Ryan Succop feels stronger

September, 3, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- New Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop said he's walked past the visitor's locker room at Arrowhead Stadium, but never been inside.

Sunday, the kicker who played his first five seasons with the Chiefs returns to Kansas City to kick for a new team.

In a league where young kickers seem to be increasingly making their mark, Succup just lost out to undrafted rookie Cairo Santos. Still, Succop doesn't qualify as old. He turns 28 on Sept. 19.

"Honestly, I feel stronger," he said. "You look at a lot of kickers longer in their career and it amazes me the way they still hit the ball. I look at Adam Vinatieri and the way he's kicking field goals now and it's unbelievable.

"I think you become more efficient at what you do, really I think I've become stronger. So I feel great and I'm excited."

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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