Bears Waive Kicker Elliott Fry

Eddy Pineiro will get an opportunity to win the Bears' kicking battle.

Chris Emma
August 18, 2019 - 12:03 pm
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(670 The Score) The Bears have waived kicker Elliott Fry, the team announced Sunday morning. Coach Matt Nagy first revealed the news during a news conference with reporters at Halas Hall.

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With Fry released, the Bears are moving forward with Eddy Pineiro as their lone kicker. However, the possibility still looms for Chicago to claim an available kicker after rosters around the league are cut from the 90-man limit to 53.

The Bears' kicking competition was "close," general manager Ryan Pace said in on interview on Fox on Friday night. During that preseason loss to the Giants, Fry missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt. Pineiro was 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts, connecting from 27 yards and 41 yards. 

The Bears created a kicking competition that has lasted throughout this entire offseason after releasing embattled kicker Cody Parkey in March. The team hosted multiple tryouts at Halas Hall, including an eight-man kicking competition on a side field of rookie minicamp. 

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Pace has said on multiple occassions that the Bears will continue to monitor other kicking battles around the league. Chicago recently attempted to trade with Baltimore to acquire kicker Kaare Vedvik, who later was dealt to Minnesota.

While Fry is now out and Pineiro remains as the Bears' lone kicker, two weeks remain to find a potential alternative.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.