Bears waive Elliott Fry; kicking battle remains open
The Chicago Bears made a switch at kicker.
The Bears waived kicker Elliott Fry on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy announced.
Fry became once engaged in a correct kicking competition with Eddy Pineiro for the starting role throughout the 2019 offseason.
Fry signed with the Bears in April after taking part in for the Alliance of American Football’s Orlando Apollos in the spring.
With the Bears parting ways with Fry, Nagy feels this could moreover help Pineiro hone his skills as two preseason video games dwell on the docket.
“I feel the greatest factor is what it enables us to develop now with two preseason video games left to discover more kicks, truly, whether or no longer that is in prepare,” Nagy acknowledged. “Now you is inclined to be no longer splitting reps in the preseason game. I feel, too, there is a tiny of little bit of the mental mindset as neatly for Eddy to attain that and know that these next two video games could be huge for him to discover available in the market and discover some reps and the amount will get hold of up a tiny of bit for him.”
It be critical to sign Pineiro hasn’t officially received the gig yet. Nagy says the crew will continue to see for the simplest fit on the distance, and each and every space on the roster.
“Like each and every space we’re constantly going to be taking a request for the simplest,” Nagy acknowledged. “I feel for Eddy, though, he desires to attain that we indubitably feel indubitably correct with the put he is at and now he is by no manner kicked in an NFL game earlier than so as that can skedaddle a pair diversified ways. It would skedaddle indubitably correct. It would skedaddle indubitably ghastly. We do not know that acknowledge but for ethical now we’re correct with the put he is at. We desire him to proper retain kicking adore he is been but we’re constantly going to exhaust that factor start and no longer proper at that space but each and every space until we intention that closing fifty three.”
Will Pineiro be the kicker the Bears desperately need? Most efficient time will screech.