Chiefs release Stoyanovich, sign Peterson

Wednesday, October 11th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Chiefs released struggling place kicker Pete Stoyanovich and signed free agent kicker Todd Peterson on Wednesday.

Peterson spent part of one season with Arizona and the past five with Seattle, scoring 565 points in 82 games.

He was released prior to this season after setting Seahawks single-season records by scoring 134 points and kicking 34 field goals. He also converted a record 16 straight.

But bothered by a pulled abdominal muscle, he had a disappointing training camp and was released.

Peterson signed a two-year contract to replace Stoyanovich, a 12-year veteran who missed three of his last five attempts, including one in the regular season finale last year that led to Oakland beating the Chiefs in overtime and keeping Kansas City out of the playoffs.

This season, Stoyanovich missed a 36-yard attempt in an overtime loss to Tennessee and a 37-yarder last week in a 24-17 victory over Seattle.