A roster spot opened up on Wednesday when the Chicago Bears waived kicker Chris Blewitt, but didn’t sign another leg to replace him:
#Bears roster update:
We have signed offensive lineman Jordan McCray.
— Chicago Bears (@BearsPR) June 13, 2019
The Bears announced the signing of offensive lineman Jordan McCray on Thursday afternoon in a move that brings their preseason roster back to full strength. My apologies if you were expecting a kicker here, but Chicago appears to be OK going into training camp with just two kickers. But let’s take a moment to talk about the new guy!
McCray, 27, was one of the many players on hand for tryouts at the Bears’ rookie minicamp earlier in the offseason. And while McCray is a few years removed from his college career, I suppose it’s still worth mentioning he was a first-team All-AAC performer as a senior at UCF, where he was voted as a captain and started all 13 games at left guard. As a junior, he split time starting at left guard (seven games) and right guard (seven games) en route to earning All-Conference USA honorable mention status for his efforts. As a believer in there being no such thing as having too many offensive linemen in camp, McCray’s addition is a welcome one.
And here’s a fun fact about the newest Bears lineman: Jordan McCray also happens to be the twin brother of Packers offensive lineman Justin McCray. That could certainly add an additional spice to the NFL’s best rivalry, but Jordan McCray will need some things to go his way if he is to make it onto the Bears’ season-opening roster.