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May 27, 2021 02:32 PM
Colts' Eddy Pineiro: Part of open kicker competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that the Colts will have an open competition at placekicker between Rodrigo Blankenship and Pineiro during OTAs and training camp, Jim Ayello of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Blankenship is the incumbent, coming off a rookie season in which he converted 32 of 37 field-goal attempts and 43 of 45 extra-point tries. However, he didn't demonstrate a particularly strong leg, going 1-for-3 on kicks of 50 yards or more. Pineiro made both his 50-yard attempts when he last played for the Bears in 2019, but he spent the entire 2020 campaign on injured reserve with a groin injury. Blankenship has to be a heavy favorite for the job at this stage.

May 13, 2021 11:36 PM
Colts' Eddy Pineiro: Lands in Indianapolis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro (groin) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Colts on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Pineiro spent the entire 2020 campaign on injured reserve, but had it not been for Cairo Santos' emergence in Chicago, it seems as though he could have been activated midseason. Although Pineiro is now healthy, it doesn't seem likely that he will have many opportunities to dethrone Rodrigo Blankenship as the Colts' top kicker this offseason.

January 15, 2021 11:44 AM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Spends season on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro (groin) failed to see the field in 2020 after landing on injured reserve on September 8.

At first, Pineiro was expected to have a realistic chance to return to action after a three-week stint on injured reserve had concluded, but with Cairo Santos proving to be a reliable kicking option for the Bears, Pineiro was never activated. With his contract having expired, he'll hit unrestricted free agency, and after making 82 percent of his field goals in 2019, he'll likely have a solid chance of earning a kicking job for 2021.

September 30, 2020 02:08 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Week 4 return unlikely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Nagy doesn't think Pineiro (groin) will be ready to play against the Colts in Week 4, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Chicago would need to remove Pineiro from IR before he can play, and Cairo Santos will continue to fill in as long as Pineiro remains sidelined. The Bears have a short week before facing the Buccaneers on Thursday in Week 5, so Pineiro will be hard-pressed to heal up in time for that one.

September 8, 2020 02:32 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Out at least three weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears placed Pineiro (groin) on injured reserve Tuesday.

The NFL's new IR rules for 2020 will allow the Bears to activate Pineiro after he sits out three games, so if he moves past the groin injury by the end of September, he could be ready to step back in as the team's kicker beginning in Week 4 against the Colts. In the interim, the Bears are expected to promote Cairo Santos from the practice squad to handle kicking duties.

September 6, 2020 02:04 AM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Unlikely to play Week1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro (groin) didn't attempt field goals during the media portion of training camp practices Saturday and is unlikely to be available for at least Week 1, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

With Cairo Santos expected to be released, the Bears could try to bring him back on the practice squad so that he can replace Pineiro to start the season. In addition, if the team desires to move Pineiro to injured reserve and bring him back during the season, it must wait until Monday to make that move. For now, Pineiro is not a recommended fantasy option unless his situation is resolved and he's back on the field as the starting kicker.

August 25, 2020 08:24 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Path to No. 1 role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Matt Nagy hinted that the Bears could roster both Pineiro (groin) and Cairo Santos, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Nagy didn't confirm whether this meant both would be on the active roster or if one would be on the practice squad, but it likely means Pineiro is sticking in Chicago regardless of how the competition against Santos plays out. Even with Pineiro's injury, he's regarded as the No. 1 kicker for the time being.

August 23, 2020 10:52 AM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Competition brought in
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro, who has been dealing with a groin issue of late, "hasn't attempted a kick in front of reporters all week," according to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune.

With that in mind, it's not surprising that the Bears plan to sign Cairo Santos to provide insurance and/or competition for Pineiro, who previously had seemed to cement the team's kicking job after Ramiz Ahmed was waived earlier this month.

August 12, 2020 10:04 AM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Kicking competitor waived
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With Ramiz Ahmed having been waived, Pineiro is the only kicker on the Bears' roster, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Unless another kicker is brought in by the team, Pineiro will reprise the duties he held last season with the Bears, en route to converting 82 percent of his field-goal tries. His fantasy upside, however, is tied to a Chicago offense that may not yield consistent volume.

June 25, 2020 03:20 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Preparing for competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro added eight pounds of muscle to strengthen his leg as he prepares to compete against Ramiz Ahmed for the Bears' kicking job during training camp and the preseason, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

Although Pineiro connected on just 82.1 percent of his field-goal attempts last year, he rebounded well from a mid-season slump. Add strength to his leg could help Pineiro on both kickoffs and long-distance field goals, which would come in handy during his job battle with Ahmed. The presence of Ahmed may ultimately not prove to be much of a concern, as he hasn't kicked competitively since 2018, when he made just 15 of 20 field-goal attempts in his final collegiate season at Utah. Regardless, unless the Bears can make significant progress on offense, the team's kicker is unlikely to be more than a fantasy reserve in typical leagues.

January 29, 2020 12:48 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Expecting competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro anticipates competition for the Bears' starting kicker job during the offseason, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "Last year, I had to compete against eight different guys, so I don't think that's going to change," Pineiro said. "Hopefully, it's not eight again, but I definitely expect competition."

In the wake of Cody Parkey's ignominious end to the 2018 campaign, the Bears searched far and wide for a replacement, eventually landing on Pineiro after cycling through nearly 10 options. Through Week 11, there wasn't much of a difference, as Pineiro missed five of 17 field-goal attempts. He righted the ship thereafter, though, making all 11 kicks over the last six games. On top of that, he was relatively clean on point-after tries, making 27 of 29 for the season. Chicago's front office won't be blamed for bringing in a kicker during the offseason program and/or training camp, but Pineiro's end of the year at least gives him a leg up on any competition.

December 29, 2019 06:00 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Best performance of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro converted four field goals and an extra point in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he finished the season with 23 field goals in 28 attempts.

Pineiro was a disappointment in his first season with the Bears, as he made just 82 percent of his field-goal attempts. In terms of fantasy, he only surpassed seven points on four occasions, and as he enters the last year of a two-year contract, he'll be a marginal fantasy option in 2020 drafts.

December 23, 2019 12:48 AM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Collects three points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro made his only field-goal attempt in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Pineiro was good from 46 yards out, and he failed to receive a couple other chances to kick when the Bears were forced to throw the ball on fourth downs late in the game. He's failed to top seven points in any of his last eight games, and he'll be a low-upside lineup option in Week 17 against the Vikings.

December 15, 2019 06:08 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Posts seven points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro connected on two field goals and an extra point in Chicago's 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Pineiro posted seven or fewer points for the seventh-straight time, and he'll be a low-upside fantasy option in a Week 16 home matchup against the Chiefs.

December 6, 2019 10:32 AM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Perfect evening
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro converted his only field-goal attempt in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.

Pineiro was good from 36 yards on his lone field-goal try, and he's now made four-straight field goals. However, his seven-point effort was the most points he's scored in a game since Week 8, and his low floor makes him very difficult to trust in the fantasy playoffs.

November 30, 2019 12:04 AM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Another mediocre performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro connected on a field goal and three extra points in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday.

The biggest takeaway for Pineiro was that the Bears chose to pass up a 49-yard field-goal attempt in a domed stadium in order to let the offense try to convert a 4th-and-6, showing a lack of confidence in the kicker. With a total of 19 points over his last five games, Pineiro is not a recommended fantasy option.

November 24, 2019 07:28 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Misses extra point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro converted a pair of field goals along with an extra point in the Bears' 19-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Although it didn't end up hurting the team, Pineiro missed one of his two extra-point attempts. With his recent struggles, there's room for concern as to whether the Bears will continue to keep him on the roster. This was the first time in four weeks that Pineiro scored more than two fantasy points, making him difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.

November 18, 2019 12:40 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Receives vote of confidence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Nagy said after Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Rams that Pineiro won't be replaced as Chicago's kicker after missing both of his field-goal attempts in the contest, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Pineiro misfired from 48 and 47 yards in the first quarter before knocking down an extra point in the second half for his lone scoring of the night. Though Nagy gave Pineiro a vote of confidence, it's still not out of the question that the Bears will explore other options after watching the second-year player miss four field goals and an extra-point attempt over the last four games.

November 10, 2019 05:56 PM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: No field-goal attempts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro converted two of three extra-point attempts in Chicago's 20-13 victory over the Lions on Sunday.

With the Bears scoring three touchdowns while failing to break down in the red zone, Pineiro wasn't called upon for a single field-goal attempt. He's scored five points or fewer in four of his last five games, making him a weak fantasy option.

November 4, 2019 10:12 AM
Bears' Eddy Pineiro: Quiet performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro converted a pair of extra points in the Bears' 22-14 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

During the first half of the game, Chicago picked up just one first down, and then playing from way behind in the second half, the only work Pineiro saw was extra-point attempts. Although he's recorded 10 points in three different games, he's failed to reach five points in four other contests, making him a very inconsistent fantasy option.

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