About time looking to dump Maynard. He has been crap for three years(he gets worse as the year goes on)
Well at least they are addressing the punter.
FWIW do think maynard near the end so good to look or a replacement, just disagree "crap'.. and he's 9th in 2010 in punting for again not being crap( unless 21+ other punters more crap..lol) and 3rd on downed inside the 20 punts with 15 in 2010
Maynard's doing well. He will be the best punter once his leg falls off from kicking so much and they replace it with a robotic limb.
Bears sign punter McGee to back up Maynard
October 26, 2010 10:44 AM | 6 Comments
By Brad Biggs
After a shaky game for Brad Maynard that raised questions about whether he is fully healthy, the Bears have signed punter Richmond McGee to the practice squad.
Maynard had seven punts in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Washington Redskins and his gross average was only 36.3 yards. Asked after the game if he was healthy, Maynard wasn't thrilled with the line of questioning.
Interestingly, the Friday before the Seattle game when Maynard finished punting in practice, he immediately huddled with a trainer and strength and conditioning coach Rusty Jones and went inside Halas Hall while the rest of practice resumed. He had a strong day then, and kicked well against the Seahawks.
The punting didn't go so well against the Redskins, and if Maynard needs to rest during the off week, McGee can handle punting chores. McGee was with the Bears during part of training camp, and also spent 2009 in camp with the team. This also will allow special-teams coordinator Dave Toub to monitor McGee's progress since the summer.
Maynard has averaged 38.4 yards per punt for the season and has a net of 34.2 with 15 punts inside the 20-yard line and only three touchdbacks.
Also added to the practice squad was linebacker Chris Johnson, an undrafted rookie free agent from South Dakota State. He spent preseason with the Arizona Cardinals.
The Bears first got acquainted with Johnson in rookie minicamp when he had an interception and performed well. He suffered a high-ankle sprain in the preseason finale for the Cardinals, and was released off their injured reserve last week.
Linebacker Marcus Buggs and wide receiver Greg Mathews were waived from the practice squad