Bears cut kicker Chris Blewitt, leaving Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry

Bears reduce their kicking competition to two by cutting the longest-tenured of the three.

The Tuesday kicking disaster at Bears minicamp took a toll.

Kicker Chris Blewitt has been waived, leaving only Eddy Pineiro and Elliott Fry competing for the job heading into training camp.

At Tuesday's practice, all three kickers came out in the middle of practice to try a 42-yard field goal. All three missed and coach Matt Nagy expressed dissatisfaction afterward.

"For today, we can't have that," Nagy said. "We are going to figure this thing out. But 0-for-3 today, no good."

Blewitt had signed March 6 and had been with the team longer than the other two kickers. He was brought in to join the competition with Redford Jones and later Fry and John Baron. Jones and Baron were cut and Pineiro added via trade with Oakland for a seventh-round draft pick.

Blewitt, who played in college at Pitt, has an unfortunate last name for a kicker and Nagy jokingly called it a French pronounciation: "Blew-Ay.".

It isn't.

In college, Blewitt had made 55 of his 79 field goals and 66 of 69 extra points.

The Bears have two days of minicamp left.

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