Elliott Fry

Ravens sign former Bears kicker Elliott Fry

Ravens sign former Bears kicker Elliott Fry

After getting released by the Bears on Aug. 18, kicker Elliott Fry has a new gig.

Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens announced that they've signed Fry.

The signing is a rather curious one for the Ravens, as incumbent kicker Justin Tucker is one of the best in the NFL. The Ravens may have just signed Fry for the remainder of the preseason, as they don't want to risk Tucker getting hurt before the regular season begins.

Fry went 1-for-2 on field goals in the preseason with the Bears (hitting from 43, missing from 47) while hitting both of the his extra point attempts. Although releasing Fry left Eddy Pineiro as the lone kicker on the Bears roster, the latter hasn't won the job just yet. 

Pineiro did convert on a 58-yard try in Saturday's game against the Colts, perhaps moving him one step closer to locking the job down.

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WATCH: Eddy Pineiro nails 58-yard field goal in Bears preseason game vs. Colts

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WATCH: Eddy Pineiro nails 58-yard field goal in Bears preseason game vs. Colts

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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Under Center Podcast: Saying bye to Elliott Fry

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Under Center Podcast: Saying bye to Elliott Fry

On this episode of the Under Center Podcast, J.J. Stankevitz is joined by John "Moon" Mullin. To start, Moon takes a moment to remember Cedric Benson, who died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night (00:30). Then, the guys discuss the Bears' surprise announcement that they released Elliott Fry, leaving Eddy Pineiro as the only kicker on the roster (05:40).

The guys toss to highlights from Matt Nagy's press conference on Sunday morning where he explains why the Bears decided to cut Fry now, how they think the move will help Pineiro and whether the competition is officially closed (07:55).

Finally, J.J. explains why the end of the kicking competition was just like the end of the Bachelorette (12:10), and which kickers on other teams the Bears may still have their eyes on in the upcoming preseason games (16:40).

Listen to the entire episode here or in the embedded player below.

Under Center Podcast

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