Chicago Bears are trying 'different' and 'eerie' things with kickers at OTAs

The Chicago Bears are apparently still reeling from how their season ended last year, because what they’re doing with their kickers during OTAs is, in a word, weird.

The Bears, of course, lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild-card round in January when Cody Parkey’s short field goal was partially blocked and clanged off the goal post, giving Philly a 16-15 win and sending Bears fans into a deep depression.

Chicago has since parted ways with Parkey, who missed a bunch of field goals last season, and have gone to great lengths to find a new kicker. The team currently is working with three different guys (including a dude named Chris Blewitt), which says a lot about the state of its kicking game.

Now they’re using something called the “Augusta silence” to test each kicker during drills.

Cody Parkey reacts after missing a field goal in the wild-card playoff game against the Eagles. (Photo: Mike Dinovo, USA TODAY Sports)

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