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The Bears are down to one kicker (as of right now) and fans remember former Bear’s running back Cedric Benson

Chicago Bears v New York Giants

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

Eddy Pineiro wins battle with Elliott Fry, but hasn’t won Bears kicking competition yet - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears waived Elliott Fry on Sunday, but Eddy Pineiro will still have to prove he’s worthy of being the Bears’ Week 1 kicker.

Under Center Podcast: Saying bye to Elliott Fry - NBC Sports Chicago - J.J. Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin discuss the Bears’ surprise announcement that they released Elliott Fry.

Kyle Long’s apology accepted by Bears after last week’s fight - Bearmaven - Kyle Long faces team’s internal discipline and gives apology for scrimmage fight.

Bears give Pineiro two weeks to prove it after cutting Fry - Bearmaven - Eddy Pineiro gets two games to prove himself before the after-cut market.

Not to Overstate the Obvious, But Eddy Piñeiro Still Has Plenty of Work To Do - Bleacher Nation - Eddy Piñeiro knows he is on thin ice.

Chicago Bears WR Riley Ridley earns high marks for preseason debut - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears rookie WR Riley Ridley earned high marks from Pro Football Focus for his preseason debut against the Giants.

Bears cut Fry leaving Pineiro last kicker standing - ESPN - The Bears have waived kicker Elliott Fry. However, coach Matt Nagy stopped short of saying Eddy Pineiro has won the job outright.

Bears Waive Kicker Elliott Fry - 670 The Score - Eddy Pineiro will get an opportunity to win the Bears’ kicking battle.

Bears cut Fry, leaving Pineiro as only kicker - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears on Sunday waived kicker Elliott Fry (pictured above), a move that leaves Eddy Pineiro as their only kicker. The timing of the move will give Pineiro more chances to prove he deserves the job.

Pineiro eager to take advantage of opportunity - ChicagoBears.com - While acknowledging that defeating Elliott Fry in their competition is a confidence boost, Eddy Pineiro knows that he must continue to perform well to win the Bears’ kicking job.

Chalk Talk: Which player helped himself most? - ChicagoBears.com - Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which Bears player helped himself most against the Giants, what sitting David Montgomery out of the game meant and the snap that got past Chase Daniel and turned into a safety.

Pineiro makes statement against Giants - ChicagoBears.com - After making 1-of-2 field-goal attempts in the Bears’ preseason opener, Eddy Pineiro connected on both of his kicks in Friday night’s game against the Giants, hitting from 41 and 27 yards.

Bears notes: TE Trey Burton not there yet, but he’s progressing toward season opener - Chicago Sun-Times - An update on arguably the Bears’ most irreplaceable skill player.

Guard Kyle Long to return to practice after being punished for fight - Chicago Sun-Times - "I know Kyle is extremely remorseful," Bears coach Matt Nagy said Sunday. "And now he has got to prove it. "

Bears’ Eddy Pineiro wins kicker job for now, but he’s still on ‘thin ice’ - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s no certainty he’ll be around for the regular-season opener in 2 1/2 weeks.

Bears cut kicker Elliott Fry - Chicago Sun-Times - There’s no guarantee Eddy Pineiro will be the Bears’ Week 1 starter; the Bears figure to look at NFL kickers, both via the trade market and waiver wire.

Duck call: Bears’ long shot thinks big, plays big - Chicago Sun-Times - Rookie CB Clifton Duck left Appalachian State early for a shot at the NFL — and he’s making his mark in preseason

Bears waive Elliott Fry, leaving Eddy Pineiro as the only kicker on the roster — for now: ‘I’ve still got to make kicks.’ - Chicago Tribune - Eddy Pineiro remains the only kicker on the roster with less than three weeks until the start of the regular season. But it would be a mistake to assume he has won the competition.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Mike Mayock: Time for Antonio Brown to be all in or all out – ProFootballTalk - Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock has had just about enough of Antonio Brown and his helmet. Mayock told reporters today that Brown is not at practice because he's still angry the NFL won't let him wear the helmet of his choice, and Mayock left little doubt that it's beginning to wear on the te...

Chris Clark carted off with air cast – ProFootballTalk - Saints offensive tackle Chris Clark signed last week. He was carted off with an air cast on his right leg Sunday. Clark, 35, was injured with 1:14 left in the first half.

RIP CEDRIC BENSON

Reports: Former NFL running back Cedric Benson dies at 36 – ProFootballTalk - Cedric Benson, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft, has died, according to multiple reports. He was 36. Benson’s life reportedly ended in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night in Austin, when the motorcycle on which he was riding struck a minivan. Benson expired at the scene.

Star-crossed Benson earned respect in the end - Chicago Sun-Times - Former Bears No. 1 pick — who died at 36 in a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas on Saturday night — struggled in Chicago but still found success in the NFL

Former Bears RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident - Chicago Sun-Times - Cedric Benson, the running back the Bears drafted fourth overall in 2005, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. He was 36.

Death of former Bears RB Cedric Benson a blow – and a reminder - NBC Sports Chicago - Former first-round draft pick Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle accident.

Cedric Benson, the Bears’ top pick in the 2005 draft, killed in a motorcycle crash - Chicago Tribune - Cedric Benson, the Bears’ No. 1 draft pick in 2005, was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday night, according to multiple reports.

Former Bears RB Cedric Benson dies in overnight motorcycle accident - NBC Sports Chicago - Former Bears fourth-overall pick Cedric Benson passed away Saturday night at the age of 36.

Report: Former Bears RB Cedric Benson Dies In Motorcycle Accident - 670 The Score - Former Bears running back Cedric Benson died in a motorcycle accident Saturday night, the Austin American-Statesman reported. He was 36.

Former NFL, Texas RB Cedric Benson dies at 36 - NFL.com - Former NFL and Texas RB Cedric Benson has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas at the age of 36. Benson was drafted No. 4 overall by the Bears in 2005. He also played for the Bengals and Packers.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions-Texans snap count observations: Detroit gets a good, long look at their starting defense - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions played their defensive starters an abnormally long time.

Film breakdown: Detroit Lions’ starting offensive line holds up vs. Texans - Pride Of Detroit - Breaking down every play from the Lions’ first-team offensive line.

Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans recap: 5 winners, 3 losers - Pride Of Detroit - A look at the best and worst performances from Saturday night.

Packers’ pass defense must improve when playing from behind in 2019 - Acme Packing Company - In 2018, Green Bay’s defense struggled to give its offense a chance to come back, as evidenced by opposing quarterback stats.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Bears waive Elliott Fry, Eddy Pineiro is the last kicker standing - Windy City Gridiron - After several kickers have come and gone this offseason, the Chicago Bears have finally whittled their search down to one. Eddy Pineiro is the last man standing with the release of Elliott Fry...

Mitchell: Former Chicago Bear Cedric Benson Dies At 36 - Windy City Gridiron - Sad news this morning about a former Bear who passed way too young

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