[SPORTS] : Bears Release Robbie Gould ; Sign Connor Barth
The Bears have signed free-agent kicker Connor Barth to replace 11-year veteran Robbie Gould, whom the team released Sunday night.
General manager Ryan Pace announced Barth’s signing during a news conference Monday.
“For us it was if a specific player comes available, and we know that we’re able to acquire that player, then that’s something we need to entertain and discuss,” Pace said. “So that’s kind of how it played out, when we knew this guy [Barth] would be available for us, it made the switch a possibility.