Bears re-sign kicker Connor Barth to one-year deal

Bears re-sign kicker Connor Barth to one-year deal

The Bears announced on Tuesday morning they have officially re-signed veteran kicker Connor Barth to a one-year deal.

Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported that Barth's one-year deal is for $980,000 and $155,000 in guaranteed money.

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In his first season with the Bears after replacing longtime kicker Robbie Gould, Barth connected on 18-of-23 field goals attempts and made 31 out of a possible 32 extra points. 

In 99 career games with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-12, 2015), Denver Broncos (2014) and Bears (2016), Barth has converted 157-of-187 field goal attempts and missed just two extra points.

The Bears now have their punter (Pat O'Donnell), long-snapper (Patrick Scales) and kicker (Barth) under contract for the 2017 season.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky

5'11" | 203 lbs.

2016 stats:

98 receptions, 1,730 yards, 17 TD

Projection:

Third round

Scouting Report:

"Slot-only receiver with the athleticism and separation quickness to win on the NFL level. Benefitted statistically from Western Kentucky's scheme, but that offense benefitted from Taylor's ability to get open and his explosiveness in the open field. High floor with the potential to be an above-average slot receiver in an offense that recognizes his flexibility." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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2017 NFL Draft Profile: Auburn DL Montravius Adams

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Auburn DL Montravius Adams

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Montravius Adams, DL, Auburn

6'4" | 304 lbs.

2016 stats:

43 tackles, 8 TFL, 4 sacks, INT, 2 FR

Projection:

Second-to-third round

Scouting Report:

"Adams disappointed the scouting community with a pedestrian junior season that lacked passion and production. This season, he played with greater consistency of effort and found his way into the backfield far more often. Can be disruptive off the snap but is not the type of player to recover quickly if beaten early in the rep. He is a rotational defensive tackle for gap-attack defenses, but is unlikely to offer much as a pass rusher." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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