Chris Blewitt, well.. blew it.
The Bears on Wednesday announced they have released the 24-year-old kicker.
The move leaves Chicago with just two kicking candidates on the roster: Eddy Piñeiro and Elliott Fry.
#Bears roster update:
We have waived kicker Chris Blewitt.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) June 12, 2019
Bears coach Matt Nagy was visibly frustrated Tuesday as all three kickers missed a 42-yarder during the opening practice of mandatory minicamp.
“I mean, that’s about as real as it gets,” Nagy said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “They were 0-for-3 out there. For today, we can’t have that. We are going to figure this thing out. But 0-for-3 today, no good.”
The Bears signed Blewitt, who played four seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, following a group tryout in March after Bears general manager Ryan Pace indicated Cody Parkey’s contract would be terminated.
Parkey infamously double-doinked a 42-yard field goal during the wild-card round and ended Chicago’s postseason run with a 16-15 loss to the Eagles in front of a stunned home crowd.
He was later released when the new league year began on March 13.