Eddy Pineiro earned a small victory when the Bears released Elliott Fry last weekend, and he was the winner again Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts.
As the starter-less Bears offense sputtered, the young kicker had a few opportunities to cement his role in the team without having to share the kicks with anyone else.
He stepped into the spotlight and delivered a 58-yard boot right down the middle in the third quarter.
One kick isn’t going to win Pineiro the starting job, but that monster kick should go along way toward building the team’s confidence in him.
He still needs to maintain consistency through the rest of the preseason if he’s going to be the kicker in Week 1, but the third preseason game went about as well as he could have hoped.
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Raheem Mostert's been cut by six different teams since 2015, so a chip on the shoulder isn't exactly surprising.
After his 220-yard, four touchdown performance in the NFC Championship, the 27-year old explained what still gets him motivated before every game:
And who was the last team to cut Mostert before he signed with the 49ers? The Bears of course! In 2016, Mostert was signed to the their practice squad, and he ended up appearing in two games before getting cut in October. He made another brief appearance on the team's practice squad later in the year, but was off the roster for good by Thanksgiving.
It's not some huge indictment of the team, but since the 2020 playoffs are apparently solely focused on hurting Bears' fans without even involving the Bears, this feels about right.
Dave Wannstedt joins host Laurence Holmes to discuss his friend Jimmy Johnson getting the nod to join the ranks of the all-time great coaches in the Hall of Fame. Later on, Dave discusses the Bear great Jimbo Covert getting into the Hall and what does Dave take away from the recent Bears hires mean.
(2:01) - Watching Jimmy Johnson getting into the Hall of Fame
(6:10) - Seeing Jimmy Johnson getting emotional on TV
(10:29) - Why Jimbo Covert is a Hall of Famer
(14:20) - Bears moving their training camp from Bourbonnais
(15:32) - Bear's new hires
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