As the Bears desperately attempt to upgrade at kicker, they’re paring down the roster.
After wrapping up a rookie minicamp at which the kicking competition was the most-watched event, the Bears released two kickers, Redford Jones and John Baron.
Four other kickers — Justin Yoon, Spencer Evans, Emmit Carpenter, and Casey Bednarski — tried out for the team last week, but none has made it to the active roster.
After the Bears’ postseason ended with a Cody Parkey missed field goal in their loss to the Eagles, the Bears got rid of Parkey and looked to improve by bringing in a bunch of legs and giving them all a look. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Bears bring in another kicker before training camp, but for now, it’s down to Fry and Blewitt.