Robbie Gould is no longer a Chicago Bear:
Bears have informed Pro Bowl kicker Robbie Gould that he is being released, league source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2016
Gould was on the 2006 team that lost the Super Bowl to the Indianapolis Colts.
Gould signed with the Chicago Bears in 2005, and quickly became a reliable go-to for the Bears. In his career, he made 276/323 field goals while handling kickoff duties and extra points.
A popular player, he earned the catchphrase "Good as Gould" for his often dependable ability to make the important kicks.
Gould has struggled this preseason, though, and has not been as great since he was injured in 2014. This cut will save the Bears about $2.4M in salary cap, which could be helpful in signing offensive lineman Josh Sitton, who will be visiting with the Bears after his own surprising release. The Bears never had any competition for Gould in the preseason, so the timing suggest that they're making the move to prepare for something, and to get younger at a position.
Robbie Gould provided fans with a lot of memories for the last decade, and he'll surely be missed. Thanks for everything, Robbie!