The Chicago Bears announced a flurry of moves this afternoon.
- Signed free agent offensive lineman Jason Spriggs (we talked about it here)
- Released Trey Burton (a surprise in some circles, which was discussed here)
- Re-signed offensive lineman Rashaad Coward and tight end J.P. Holtz (who were exclusive-rights free agents)
- Signed kicker Ramiz Ahmed
Wait … what? Another kicker.
Oh, brother! Here we go again.
Ahmed played his college ball at Nevada, where he spent two years kicking for the Wolfpack. He was plucked from a student tryout before the 2017 season, where he would go on to become the team’s kickoff specialist. A year later, Ahmed won a kicking competition as a senior in 2018. That year, he was successful on 15 of 20 field goal tries and went 40-for-44 on PATs.
Save for “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Major League II,” “The Dark Knight,” and “The Godfather II,” sequels rarely are as entertaining as the original. But Kicker Competition II: Electric Boogaloo will certainly try its best to buck the trend. After all, Eddy Piñeiro knew competition was coming for him in one way or another.