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Chicago Bears re-sign K Connor Barth

The Chicago Bears have re-signed kicker Connor Barth to a one-year contract.

The Chicago Bears have re-signed K Connor Barth to a one-year deal.

Barth was signed last year just before the start of the regular season to replace Robbie Gould.

Barth struggled early in the campaign, missing field goals in three of the team's first five games, but he settled in after that. He missed just two field goals during the final 11 games and missed just one PAT all season.

That said, Barth attempted just three field goals of 40 or more yards over the final 11 weeks of the regular season, while his 78.3 field goal percentage ranked 26th in the league in 2016.

The Bears may still look to bring in competition for Barth this off-season.

From the official press release:

Last season with the Bears, Barth connected on 18-of-23 field goals and 31-of-32 extra points for a team-high 85 points in 16 games.

Barth has appeared in 99 games over nine NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-13 & ’15), Denver Broncos (2014) and Chicago Bears (2016). He also spent the 2009 offseason with the Miami Dolphins. Barth owns 676 career points, converting 157-of-187 field goals (84.0 pct.) and 205-of-207 extra points (99.0 pct.).

The North Carolina alum originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Kansas City in 2008.


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