Chicago Bears Special Teams Taking Shape
Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears punter Tress Way (1) warms up before a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
A couple of position battles appear to have been settled for the Chicago Bears as they made a few roster moves on Monday evening. Tress Way was cut, losing out in the battle with draft pick Pat O’Donnell to be the Bears’ starting punter. In Week 1 of the preseason, neither punter distinguished himself but in the Week 2 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, O’Donnell clearly out-booted Way. It was going to take a miracle for Way to beat out O’Donnell and he just didn’t get the job done.
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Sending the ball back to the punter, it looks like Brandon Harston has won the job, beating out former CFL’er Chad Rempel. Rempel was released along with Tress Way on Monday. I wonder if they can bundle themselves as a package deal to head to audition for other teams together?
So the three specialists for the Bears appear to be Harston, O’Donnell and kicker Robbie Gould.