SportEddy Pineiro wins Bears' kicking job

21:55  01 september  2019
21:55  01 september  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro hasn't yet won the job , but he's got a great shot. It’s clear that the Bears are not yet handing the job to Piniero, whom they acquired from the Oakland Raiders this offseason. They missed out on a big to trade for former Baltimore Ravens kicker Kaare Vedvik, who

The great Bears kicking saga rages on as Eddy Piñeiro is the last one standing for now. Then there was the roar at Soldier Field for Elliott Fry’s make, and the groans for Eddy Piñeiro ’s miss. Ryan Pace probably hoped he’d never have to spend so much time analyzing what makes a good kicker

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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Pineiro's 53-yard field goal lifts Bears past Broncos 16-14.
DENVER (AP) — Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Chicago Bears a wild 16-14 win over the Broncos and their former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, whose gutsy 2-point call 31 seconds earlier had given Denver the lead. The Broncos (0-2) thought time had expired when Mitchell Trubisky stepped up and threw a 25-yard pass to Allen Robinson on fourth-and-15 from his 40-yard line. Robinson was tackled at the Denver 35 by Chris Harris Jr. The clock showed all zeroes and both teams milled around on the field not knowing whether to celebrate a win or lament a loss.

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