Robbie Gould Released by Bears: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

September 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears announced they released longtime kicker Robbie Gould on Sunday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.
Gould has played 11 seasons in the NFL, all with the Bears, making 276 field goals at an 85.4 percent success rate.
Last season, the kicker made the second-most field goals in the NFL, finishing 33-of-39 (84.6 percent). He also made 28 of his 29 extra-point attempts.
The veteran set a career high in 2015 with seven field goals of 50 or more yards on nine attempts.
However, the 34-year-old struggled in the preseason this year, missing a field-goal attempt in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs before missing two extra points in Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns.
"It's about timing. It's a part of finding that rhythm—that's what preseason is for," Gould said of his struggles, per Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.
Meanwhile, Gould's salary likely played a big role in Chicago's decision, as Tom Fornelli of CBSSports.com...

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