The Bears are getting in on the hottest new trend in the NFL — signing players from the now-defunct Alliance of American Football.
After bringing in AAF kickers for a tryout earlier this week, general manager Ryan Pace decided on Elliott Fry, signing him to a three-year contract.
We have signed kicker Elliott Fry to a three-year contract.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 12, 2019
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Fry went 14-of-14 on his field goal attempts with the Orlando Apollos, the longest of which was 44-yards. Overall, he went 4-of-4 on kicks of 40-plus yards.
During his college career at South Carolina, Fry hit 75 percent of his field goals and missed one out of 162 extra point attempts.
He was just 5-of-9 on kicks of 40 or more yards during his last season with the Gamecocks.
Fry is now the third kicker on the Bears roster, joining Redford Jones and Chris Blewitt.
None of the three have experience kicking in an NFL game, but evidently they did enough in tryouts for Pace to give them a chance to compete for the job in Chicago.