clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Bears met with Pittsburgh punter Ryan Winslow

The Chicago Bears used one of their top 30 pre-draft visits on a punter.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

On April 12, the Chicago Bears hosted Pittsburgh punter Ryan Winslow on a top thirty official visit according to his agent, Paul Sheehy of the ProStar Sports Agency. Winslow isn’t likely to be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft, so the Bears may be feeling him out as a possible undrafted free agent.

The Bears tried to sign punter Kevin Huber away from Cincinnati, but he re-upped with the Bengals. They ended going back with Patrick O’Donnell, but adding some camp competition is likely with a new coaching regime in place.

Winslow was the Panthers punter all four years he attended college, and he holds a 42.1 career average. He steadily improved every season from a 40.1 average as a freshman to a 44.5 average as a senior in 2017. broke his punting down even further saying he had “18 fair catches in 2014, 24 in 2015, 12 in 2016, 24 in 2017,” and that he had “21 punts inside the 20 yard-line in 2014, 21 in 2015, 12 in 2016, 16 in 2017.” They also cited his hang time going from 3.92 seconds in 2016 to 4.36 in 2017.

Winslow’s father, George, punted in 1987 with the Cleveland Browns, and in 1989 with the New Orleans Saints.