Former CFL kicker Sergio Castillo works out for Tennessee Titans

Photo courtesy: New York Jets

Former CFL kicker Sergio Castillo has been brought in for a look-see by the Tennessee Titans.

Current Titans kickers, Tucker McCann, who spent the entire 2020 season on the team’s practice roster, and 2021 undrafted free agent signing Blake Haubeil, have struggled to start training camp.

Castillo has been a free agent since the end of the 2020 NFL regular season. He made 8-of-13 field goals, including a long of 55 yards, in seven games with the New York Jets last year.

The 30-year-old signed a practice roster agreement with the Jets on October 14. He made his regular season NFL debut in Week 7 during an 18-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills, making his lone field goal attempt from 29 yards out.

Castillo decided to opt out of his Canadian Football League contract in August 2020 after the three-down season was cancelled. His CFL pact would have expired in February 2021 making him a free agent north of the border. He wanted to be free if NFL teams came calling and the Jets did.

The proud Mexican-American enjoyed a career year upon his return to the Leos in 2019, making 41-of-45 field goal attempts and hitting 30-of-33 convert attempts, a success rate of over 90 percent in both categories. For his efforts, he earned a West Division All-Star selection as a kicker.

The West Texas A&M University graduate also had 14 punts for 73 yards and a net average of 42.6 yards before Josh Bartel took over those duties in Week 5 of the season.

Prior to signing with the Lions in 2019 training camp, Castillo suited up in 20 games over three seasons (2015-2017) split between Winnipeg, Ottawa and Hamilton where he made 39-of-47 field goal attempts and missed only two of his 27 attempts on converts.

Castillo is competing with Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu for a potential contract with the Titans.