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The Chicago Bears announced on Tuesday that they placed kicker Robbie Gould on the injured reserve with a season-ending calf injury. Gould suffered the calf inury during pregame warmups against the Vikings on Sunday.
Olindo Mare was signed on to replace Gould after beating out Billy Cundiff and Neil Rackers in a tryout at Halas Hall.
Mare is a 39-year old veteran, who has played for the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints as of late. He spent 10 seasons with the Miami Dolphins to start off his career.
Mare made 22 of 28 last season with the Seahawks. He has made 81.2 percent of his field goal attempts in his NFL career.
Without Gould it could be tough come crunch time at the end of games, but Mare has proven to be a solid kicker during his career.
Safety Craig Steltz (chest) and cornerback Sherrick McManis were both placed on season-ending injured reserve as well.
Wide receiver Joe Anderson was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster to help on special teams. Linebacker Jerry Franklin was signed from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to help on special teams as well.
One roster spot is still available as the Bears waived recently signed guard Andre Gurode.
It’s never ending with injuries for the Bears in 2012, as key players have been hurt a plenty as of late.
They just have to play through the absences of those key players if they want to punch a ticket to the playoffs.
It won’t be easy, but the Bears have plenty of talent left to put things together with three games remaining.
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The Chicago Bears were forced to place K Robbie Gould on season-ending IR after he suffered a calf injury during warmups on Sunday. The team signed K Olindo Mare to take his place after they held a tryout on Tuesday that also involved Neil Rackers and Billy Cundiff.
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Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould will miss the rest of the season with a strained his left calf. The team placed Gould on injured reserve Tuesday and signed veteran kicker Olindo Mare to a one-year deal. They also placed cornerback Sherrick McManis (knee) and safety Craig Steltz (chest) on IR while signing linebacker Jerry Franklin for two years. Gould strained his left calf...
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The Chicago Bears have placed kicker Robbie Gould on injured reserve, ending his season. Gould pulled his hamstring during warmups on Sunday. He made two point after attempts in Sunday’s loss to Minnesota.
Gould will finish the season 21-of-25 with two of them being from 50-plus. His contract for next season is worth $2.325 million. Before his injury, Gould had recorded 38 touchbacks...
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Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould will miss the remainder of the
season after injuring his left calf.
The Chicago Bears lost place kicker Robbie Gould for the season when he was placed on the injured reserve list Tuesday. Gould injured his calf during pre-game warm-ups for Sunday’s game with Minnesota. The injury forced the Bears to use punter Adam Podlesh on kickoffs. To fill the void, the team signed well-traveled veteran Olindo Mare. Mare has spent 15 seasons [...]
Bears kicker Robbie Gould, who injured himself in pregame warmup before Sunday's game against Minnesota (strained left calf), has been placed on the IR ending his season.Fantasy Spin:The Bears signed Olindo Mare.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left calf.
The Bears placed Gould on injured-reserve on Tuesday and signed veteran kicker Olindo Mare to a one-year contract. They also placed cornerback Sherrick McManis (knee) and safety Craig Steltz (chest) on IR while signing linebacker Jerry Franklin to a two...
The Chicago Bears placed three players on injured reserve, which was highlighted by place kicker Robbie Gould.
Gould picked up a calf injury during warmups on Sunday before Chicago's game in Minnesota. He was limited to extra points, as punter Adam Podlesh handled kickoff duties. The Bears signed Olindo Mare to take Gould's job as place kicker.
The other two Bears that...
The Bears today put K Robbie Gould, S Criag Steltz and CB Sherrick McManis on injured reserve.