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Bears sign Cairo Santos

The move comes one day after Connor Barth missed a potential game-tying field goal against the Lions.

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Cairo Santos: the newest Chicago Bear.
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The Connor Barth era has come to an end.

In one of the most anticipated in-season moves in recent memory, the Chicago Bears have signed a kicker to replace the veteran. That kicker is Cairo Santos, whom the team worked out last Thursday.

Santos, 26, spent three full seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs before getting waived after being placed on injured reserve this September. He finished fifth in the NFL in field goal percentage last season with 88.6 percent. He has an 84.8 career field goal percentage rate, as well as an extra point percentage rate of 96.2.

If Santos is able to play up to the level that he did last season, then he could prove to become a kicker for the Bears in the long run. He is still very young and has played well in cold weather in the past.

No matter what happens with him, it will likely be better than what Barth has done with the team.