Bears Waiving Chris Blewitt Proves They're Still Far Away From Solving Kicking Woes

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After the way last season ended with kicker Cody Parkey missing a last-second field goal attempt, the Chicago Bears are doing their due diligence in finding a replacement.

That issue has continued to get harder to manage, after Chicago released Chris Blewitt early Wednesday morning.

The roster move comes after a frustrating minicamp practice on Tuesday in which all three kickers present missed their 42-yard field goal attempts in front of the entire team and over 20 Bears alumni.

Chicago is now left with just two options for the kicker spot as the 2019 NFL regular season inches closer by the day.

In one corner, the Bears have Eddy Pineiro, who was acquired from the Oakland Raiders in a trade a little over a month ago.

The other kicker remaining is Elliott Fry. The former AAF player signed a three-year deal with Chicago back in mid-April.

Neither option seems ideal for a Bears team looking to build off its 12-4 regular season record and heart-wrenching playoff loss from a season ago. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a clear answer to fix the glaring problem in place as we speak.