The Bears waived Barth on Monday, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.
The move was fully expected after the Bears came to terms with Cairo Santos on a contract earlier Monday, one day after Barth missed what would have been a game-tying kick from 46 yards out with seconds remaining in a 27-24 loss to the Lions. Accuracy was an issue for Barth while he served as the Bears' kicker in 2016, and he took a step back in that regard this season, converting only 11 of 16 field-goal tries, including four misses from the 40-to-49-yard range. The Bears are banking on Santos, who has a career 84.8 percent success rate on field goals, being a more reliable source of scoring than Barth.
Barth is expected to be cut loose by the Bears in the coming days with the team signing fellow kicker Cairo Santos on Monday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Barth missed a 46-yard field-goal attempt with three seconds remaining in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions. He's missed five of his 16 tries this season, after going 18-for-23 for the Bears in 2016.
Barth made one of two field-goal attempts while adding three extra points in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.
Barth had a chance to tie the game at 27 in the waning moments, but his wide kick never had a chance of finding the uprights. As long as he remains on the Bears' roster, he'll be a low-upside fantasy option, as he's posted six or fewer points in three of his last four contests.
Barth made all three of his field-goal attempts while converting an extra point in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers.
Barth had his first perfect outing since Week 6, leading to a season-high 10 points. Although he's been a weak fantasy option for most of the season, he's had three field-goal attempts in two straight games, and with the Bears improving a bit on offense, Barth could be emerging as a useful fantasy option.
Barth connected on two of three field-goal attempts in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Saints.
Barth missed a field goal that would have given the Bears a much better chance of winning, although he did post six points overall. He's missed four of his last 10 kicks, and it wouldn't surprise anyone if Chicago started holding kicker tryouts in the near future. Otherwise, with seven field goals in eight games, he continues to be a weak fantasy option.
Barth kicked a 19-yard field goal along with a pair of extra points in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Panthers.
Barth was in line for a potential 43-yard field-goal attempt, but after Mitch Trubisky took a third-down sack, he ended up attempting the kick from 53 yards out and came up short. His successful three-pointer came from a nominal distance, and he had another sub-par fantasy performance. He'll continue to be a weak fantasy option for the time being, as he simply doesn't get enough opportunities to be a consistent producer with the present conservative state of the Bears offense.
Barth connected on a pair of field goals along with three extra points in Chicago's 27-24 overtime defeat of the Ravens.
For the second time this season, Barth had more than one field-goal attempt, and it was the first time he's connected on two of them in the same contest. Although he had a productive afternoon, his season high before this week was five points, which prevents him from being a recommended fantasy option in leagues that start one kicker.
Barth converted an extra point, but didn't attempt a field goal in Monday's loss to the Vikings.
The Bears struggled to move the ball consistently against a stout Minnesota defense, and Barth wasn't called upon to attempt a field goal. In addition, after the team scored its second touchdown of the night, it opted to go for a two-point conversion. Playing on a low-volume offense, he's a weak fantasy option.
Barth connected on a pair of extra-point conversions in Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Packers.
Barth pushed a 57-yard field-goal attempt wide to the left, and as a result, he had a poor fantasy performance. With just two made field goals over the first four weeks of the season, he's a low-end fantasy option.
Barth scored five points in Sunday's victory over the Steelers.
Barth connected on a chip-shot field goal while missing a longer attempt earlier in the contest. As the kicker on one of the weaker offenses in the league, he's not a very reliable fantasy option.
Barth converted his only extra-point attempt in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
Barth could've had a pair of field goals as well, but with the Bears being blown out in the fourth quarter, they decided to pass the ball on fourth down on two different occasions with the ball in scoring territory. As the kicker for a team with a weak offense, he's a poor fantasy option.
Barth was 1-of-1-on field goal attempts while converting both of his extra point chances in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Barth showed a strong leg by converting his field goal from 54 yards out, but his lack of volume kept him from having a strong fantasy day. Unfortunately, he plays for one of the weaker offensive units in the league, which places him outside the top-15 kickers in most fantasy leagues.
Barth will enter the season as the Bears' kicker after Roberto Aguayo was released Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Barth found himself in a fight for his job after the Bears claimed Bucs draft bust Roberto Aguayo off waivers Aug. 13. However, Barth had a near flawless preseason while Aguayo continued to struggle, so this likely wasn't a hard decision for Chicago management.
Barth converted a field goal and extra point in Sunday's win over the Titans.
Barth was good form 41 yards out, and the best news for him was that it was he, and not Roberto Aguayo, who was called upon. It would seem that Barth is the clear favorite to open the season as the starting kicker.
Barth converted a field goal and pair of extra points Saturday against the Cardinals.
Barth's field-goal came from 42 yards away, but the bigger news is that Roberto Aguayo had an ugly mess in his only attempt. It's difficult to imagine that Barth won't enter the season as the Bears starting kicker.
Barth made his lone field-goal attempt while converting a pair of extra-point attempts Thursday against the Broncos.
Barth's field goal was a 25-yard chip shot, as he had a quiet night in the preseason opener. Since he enters the season on an offense that's not expected to be explosive, he'll likely be an uninspiring fantasy option.
Barth signed a one-year contract extension with the Bears on Friday, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Barth will remain in Chicago for a second season after converting 18 of 23 field-goal attempts (78.3 percent) and 31 of 32 extra-point attempts last year.
Barth made his only field goal attempt while adding an extra point in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season having converted 18 of 23 field-goal attempts.
Barth will be a free agent this off-season, but after having converted just 78 percent of his field-goal attempts, it's unlikely that he'll be in high demand. However, should he emerge as the kicker for a high-scoring offense, his fantasy value would definitely be higher than it was in 2016.
Barth connected on a pair of field goals along with three extra points in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Packers.
Barth surpassed the six-point mark for the first time in six games, and he'll be a low-floor fantasy option in Week 16 against Washington.
Barth made his only field goal attempt while adding a pair of extra points Sunday against the Lions.
Barth's was true from 38 yards out, but he had another disappointing fantasy day due to lack of opportunity. He's failed to top six points in any of his last five games, and he'll continue to be a weak fantasy option.