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21:55  01 september  2019
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Eddy Pineiro still on “thin ice” with Bears after Elliott Fry’s departure

Eddy Pineiro still on “thin ice” with Bears after Elliott Fry’s departure The Bears cut Elliott Fry on Sunday, which leaves Eddy Pineiro as the only kicker on their roster with the start of the regular season coming in just over two weeks. Outlasting his competition didn’t lead to a sigh of relief from Pineiro, however. The Bears haven’t been shy about sharing their plan to look [more]

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The Bears waived Elliott Fry Sunday morning, but in doing so also sent this message: Eddy Pineiro still has work to do to be the team’s kicker the Pineiro felt he would’ve won the Oakland Raiders’ kicking job last summer had he not suffered an injury in August, and he hasn’t shown any lack of

After an offseason of intrigue, the Chicago Bears have their kicker.

Eddy Pineiro wins Bears' kicking job© Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Matt Nagy announced Sunday that Eddy Pineiro had won the Bears’ kicking job and will serve in that role to start the regular season.

Pineiro, 23, has no NFL kicking experience, at least in the regular season. He went 8-of-9 on field goals and 3-of-4 on extra points during preseason. He seemed to have the job largely locked up by mid-August, by which point he was the lone kicker left on the team’s roster.

The Bears’ offseason kicker scramble was launched when Cody Parkey’s 43-yard attempt to win the NFC wild-card game was blocked. That search turned controversial at times, but now it’s Pineiro’s job if he can keep it.

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