Bears boot Blewitt, lower variety of kickers to 2
The Bears waived kicker Chris Blewitt on Wednesday in spite of everything three kickers that participated in Tuesday’s obligatory minicamp apply missed their respective 42-yard area purpose try in entrance of your complete crew and roughly 25 Bears alumni that gathered on the crew facility to observe the exercise.
“Um, whatever went through your mind went through my mind,” Bears head coach Matt Nagy mentioned of the poor kicking outcomes.
“Yeah, no I mean that’s about as real as it gets. They were 0-for-3 out there. For today, we can’t have that. We are going to figure this thing out but 0-for-3 today, no good.”
Blewitt’s launch leaves Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry as the 2 Chicago kickers presently beneath contract. The Bears are scheduled to carry two extra minicamp practices earlier than the crew breaks for the summer time.
The Bears are anticipated to report back to coaching camp in late July, the place the kicking state of affairs will undoubtedly be one of many main story traces for a membership seeking to repeat as NFC North champions.
“We talk it through and we figure it out and we do everything we possibly can to make sure that in the end when we get to the very end, we have the right guy there,” Nagy mentioned.
The Bears have actively looked for a brand new beginning place kicker because the membership lower Cody Parkey, who missed eight kicks final season, together with the notorious 43-yard double-doink on the finish of Chicago’s heartbreaking 16-15 playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.