Bears punter Adam Podlesh had a rough day on Sunday in Detroit.
He averaged 28.8 yards on his five punts and helped gift the Lions with great field position when he hit a line drive right at Lions returner Micheal Spurlock, who returned it 57 yards to set the Lions up for the touchdown that would give them the lead for good in the second quarter. Podlesh said after the game that he was disappointed in himself and it seems the Bears feel the same way.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears worked out as many as six punters on Tuesday, including veterans Chris Kluwe, Brian Moorman and Mat McBriar. Kluwe lost a competition to Marquette King in Oakland this summer while Moorman did the same in Pittsburgh before Drew Butler, who beat him out, got cut as well a few days later. McBriar punted with the Eagles last year, but has been unemployed since they cut him in March.
Biggs reports that Butler, who is the son of longtime Bears kicker Kevin Butler, is one of the other punters who showed off their skills on Tuesday, along with Tress Way.
Should one of them wind up getting a job in Chicago, they’ll get the added bonus of not having to kick to Devin Hester anywhere but practice.