Bears acquire K Pineiro from Raiders

Field Level Media

May 08, 2019 at 1:59 am.

The Chicago Bears acquired kicker Eddy Pineiro from the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2021.

Pineiro shined with the Florida Gators before signing with the Raiders in May 2018. He made all three of his field-goal attempts during the preseason, including two attempts from beyond 40 yards, but did not play during the regular season.

At Florida, Pineiro made 38 of 43 field-goal attempts for an 88.4 percent success rate. He made the final 16 kicks of his college career.

The Bears are looking for a kicker to replace Cody Parkey, whose infamous “double doink” miss in the playoffs cost his team the season. Chicago brought in eight kickers to its rookie minicamp last weekend and asked each one to attempt a field goal from 43 yards with the rest of the team watching.

The distance was not a coincidence. Parkey’s season-ending miss came from 43 yards.