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Bears hire Jamie Kohl as a kicking consultant

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The Chicago Bears have hired Jamie Kohl of Kohl’s Professional Camps, a service that trains kicking, punting and long snapping, to serve as a kicking consultant for the 2019 season.

With eight kickers at rookie mini-camp this weekend, it makes sense to have some eyes on the players, and considering the kicking woes in Chicago of late, having an extra coach around this year couldn't hurt.

Today at Halas Hall. the Bears had all eight kickers working out on a separate field for a portion of the work-out, but they did bring the team together at the end of practice for some 43-yard field goal tries.

I know I don’t have to explain the significance of that distance to you guys,

Each kicker had one try with the players and coaches looking on in silence, and they went 2 for 8. Redford Jones and Spencer Evans were the only two to make it, meaning Chris Blewitt, Elliott Fry, John Baron II, Casey Bendarski, Emmit Carpenter, and Justin Yoon all missed.

The Bear Report’s Zack Pearson said that Jones, Fry, and Bednarski were the three kickers that impressed the most on the day.

One day into the offseason and there’s already some kicking drama in Chicago.