• Bears looking at kickers, but Gould says he’s fine

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Dec 12, 2012
    But on Monday, coach Lovie Smith indicated that the team would try out kickers with Gould ailing. Everything’s great,” Gould said at a charity event. The Bears passed up on a 52-yard field goal against the Vikings, which they would have most likely attempted if Gould was OK. Punter Adam Podlesh handled kickoffs against the Minnesota Vikings, but Gould kicked two extra points. They signed 39-year-old veteran Olindo Mare to a one-year contract after trying out kickers at Halas Hall. Meanwhile, McManis ranked third on the Bears with 10 special-teams tackles entering last Sunday's game. Wide receiver Joe Anderson was on Chicago’s squad after failing to make the team out of training camp and linebacker Jerry Franklin was signed off the Cowboys’ practice squad.
  • Bears Place Kicker Robbie Gould on IR; Sign Olindo Mare

    The Chicago Bears placed kicker Robbie Gould on the injured reserve list with a season-ending calf muscle injury Tuesday and signed veteran kicker Olindo Mare. Mare beat the NFL Odds by winning a tryout Tuesday morning at Halas Hall, which included Bill…
    • Bears place Robbie Gould, two others on injured reserve

      Olindo Mare is officially the new kicker for the Chicago Bears. The Bears placed Robbie Gould on injured reserve Tuesday, shortly after Mare won a competition over fellow veterans Billy Cundiff and Neil Rackers for the right to be the replacement should…
    • Olindo Mare wins Bears kick-off, may get a contract

      If this isn’t incentive for Robbie Gould to get well, I’m not sure what would be. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, veteran kicker Olindo Mare won this morning’s tryout, and may get a contract from the Bears later. They brought in Bill
  • Packers-Bears II: Special-teams hit

    A bit later Tuesday, we'll take a look at the big-picture implications of Sunday's matchup at Soldier Field. In the meantime, however, let's note that the Chicago Bears won't have three of their top special-teams players when they host the Green Bay Pac…
    Source: ESPN.com

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