Pace: Bears Could Add Another Kicker This Offseason

Bears general manage Ryan Pace
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(670 The Score) The Bears have added two new kickers to the fold this offseason and could add more in their search to replace Cody Parkey, who was released on March 13.

Addressing reporters NFL owners' meetings in Arizona on Tuesday, Bears general manager Ryan Pace expressed the desire to potentially add to the kicking competition.

"We're very open to increasing competition there," Pace said, according to Larry Mayer of the Bears team website.

The Bears have signed Redford Jones and Chris Blewitt this offseason, adding two individuals who have never kicked in the NFL. To date, Chicago has passed on veteran kickers available on the open market. That has hinted at the possibility that the Bears will draft a kicker in April.

Parkey was 23-of-30 on field-goal attempts in 2018 and then released after one season of a four-year deal that he signed last March.