The Chicago Bears have signed kicker Redford Jones.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Bears were trying out multiple kickers Friday. Jones must have impressed enough to get the nod.
Bears signed former Tulsa kicker Redford Jones, per @EnterSportsMgmt.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 25, 2019
At Tulsa University, Jones made 169 of 172 extra points and 50 of 67 field goals from 2015 to 2017.
As most know by now, Bears kicker Cody Parkey missed the field goal in the playoff game against the Eagles that would have sent the Bears to the divisional round.
Even with the Jones signing, Parkey has not yet been let go from the team.
While the #Bears signed K Redford Jones, the roster status of embattled incumbent kicker Cody Parkey remains unchanged. His salary of $3.5M for 2019 is fully guaranteed, by the way.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2019