Wednesday morning, the Bears trimmed their kicker competition from three names to two, as they released Chris Blewitt. Pitt’s all-time leader in field goals is now out of the competition after struggling in practice.
Tuesday’s Bears practice featured the three remaining kickers in competition, Eddy Pineiro, Elliot Fry, and Blewitt, attempting field goals during an “Augusta Silence.” The entire team watched on in silence and all three kickers missed.
Blewitt was not the only one struggling, even though he was the latest to be cut. The kicker competition has been a struggle since its start. The Bears surely have a lot to figure out at the kicker position, as none of the participants are running away with the job.
Blewitt has never kicked in the NFL after kicking at Pitt. He went to training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017 but ultimately faced the same fate.
The kicker competition will now march on with Pineiro and Fry. Pineiro was acquired via trade from the Oakland Raiders last month. Fry last played in the AAF and kicked for the South Carolina Gamecocks in college.
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