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Rivera: Timeout call was to help Bears test kicker

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#1 GamecockAlan



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 03:09 PM




CHICAGO -- The Bears' much-publicized kicker search got a boost from an unlikely source on Thursday night.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, who played linebacker for the Bears from 1984 to 1992, admitted after Carolina's 23-13 preseason victory at Soldier Field that he intentionally called a timeout before Chicago's Elliott Fry attempted a 43-yard field goal to help his former team better evaluate the rookie kicker.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:28 PM

Former Gamecock kicker Elliott Fry makes 43 yard field goal for the Bears in loss to Panthers Thursday nite preseason game.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:58 AM

Its preseason, the timeout does not affect his team at all, good for Rivera for doing it. Hope it helped Fry.

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