Rookie minicamps give teams the chances to evaluate players, for better and worse, and it was “worse” for punter Drew Butler, son of former Bears kicker Kevin.
Butler the Younger, signed to a reserve/future contract last December, will not be coming to any more camps with the Bears after a release, reported by multiple sources, that did not sit well with his distinguished dad:
“It’s pat's job- competition was just released. It's called protecting your draft pick and ego,” Kevin tweeted at @Therealbutthead.
The “pat’s job” refers to Pat O’Donnell, selected by the Bears in this year’s sixth round and who demonstrated why he was a draft pick, bouncing balls repeatedly off the Walter Payton Center roof during Friday’s indoor minicamp practice.
“I learned a lot, learned a lot from the veteran guys on this team,” said O’Donnell, who spent time with kicker Robbie Gould when veterans came to the rookie camp to mingle with players. “I was just trying to digest all the information that they give on a daily basis and try to be the best I can be.”