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Rams waive Sam Ficken, sign K Cairo Santos

The Los Angeles Rams are making another kicker change as they wait for Greg Zuerlein to get healthy.

The Rams waived stand-in Sam Ficken and signed veteran Cairo Santos, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday.

L.A. also worked out Kai Forbath on Tuesday but opted to go with Santos.

Santos went four of five in spot duty for the Bears and Chiefs last season and spent 2014-2016 as Kansas City's main place kicker.

On Monday, coach Sean McVay said there was a chance Zuerlein could return for Week 5 against the Seahawks. The kicker moves indicate the team remains in wait-and-see mode.

The Rams signed Ficken earlier this month after Zuerlein suffered a groin injury in Week 2. In two games, the 25-year-old Ficken missed two of three field-goal attempts, including one in Thursday night's win that kept the Minnesota Vikings within striking distance.

With a loaded roster, the kicking situation has been L.A.'s lone weakness. They'll attempt to patch the leak before Zuerlein's return.

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