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Matt Nagy Has Brutally Honest Comment On Bears' Kicking Competition

A closeup of Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28: Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears walks on the sidelines in the second quarter against the New York Jets at Soldier Field on October 28, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Eddy Pineiro has officially beaten out Elliott Fry, but that doesn't mean he has won the Chicago Bears' kicking job.

The Bears released Fry this afternoon, leaving Pineiro as the only kicker on the roster. However, that could change.

Chicago head coach Matt Nagy was asked if Fry's release signifies the kicking competition is over. His response was short, but it said plenty.

Pineiro had previously indicated he was "exhausted" by the competition, but it looks like he shouldn't rest easy just yet. Even longtime Bears beat writer Brad Biggs thinks the team's starting kicker in Week 1 isn't currently on the roster.

Pineiro is 3-of-4 on field goals this preseason, having converted both attempts in Friday's 32-13 loss to the New York Giants.

The Bears, of course, were victimized by Cody Parkey's struggles last season, which culminated with his miss on a game-winning attempt on the final play of the NFC Wild Card loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.