Report: Bears To Re-Sign Punter Pat O'Donnell

O'Donnell will sign a two-year, $4-million deal.

Chris Emma
March 18, 2019 - 8:25 pm
Bears punter Pat O'Donnell

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(670 The Score) The Bears will re-sign punter Pat O'Donnell to a two-year, $4-million deal, ESPN insider Adam Schefter reported Monday night.

A sixth-round pick of the Bears in 2014, O'Donnell has averaged 44.9 yards per punt during his five years with the team. He averaged 45 yards on 62 punts in 2018.

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O'Donnell, 28, addresses what would've otherwise been a need at punter. The Bears still must commit to a kicker -- they signed Redford Jones and Chris Blewitt while also releasing Cody Parkey -- and sign a long snapper after declining an option on Patrick Scales.

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