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Pineiro converted one of two field-goal attempts in the Bears' 23-13 preseason loss to the Panthers on Thursday.
Pineiro's first attempt came from 48 yards, and although it had plenty of leg, it hooked wide to the left. Later in the game, he took advantage of his second opportunity by knocking down a 23-yard chip shot. Meanwhile, his teammate Elliott Fry connected on the same kick that Cody Parkey missed in the 2018 playoffs- from 43 yards away, toward the north goalpost, and after a timeout. For now, Fry has the edge in this competition, but it's likely that it'll go on for the next couple weeks. Whoever prevails could emerge as a strong fantasy option because the Bears project for a strong offensive campaign in the coming season.
General manager Ryan Pace said Monday that Pineiro and Elliott Fry are even in the Bears' offseason kicker competition, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
The Bears acquired Pineiro, who spent the 2018 season on injured reserve due to a groin injury, in a trade with the Raiders earlier this offseason. Now fully healthy, Pineiro has a strong chance to start Week 1 in Chicago if he's able to beat out Fry during training camp.
Pineiro was traded to the Bears in exchange for a conditional 2021 seventh-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Pineiro appeared poised to start for the Raiders as a rookie before sustaining a preseason groin injury, the severity of which kept him on injured reserve for the entire 2018 campaign. He will now compete with Chris Blewitt and Elliott Fry for the Bears' starting kicker role.
Pineiro (groin) has been placed on injured reserve, Matt Schneidman of The Mercury News reports.
It's a tough break for 22-year-old who appeared poised to take over the starting kicking duties in his rookie season. The Raiders even reportedly were keen on having veteran kicker Mike Nugent groom Pineiro and show him the ropes. That will no longer be the case, at least for this season, as Pineiro will spend his 2018 campaign rehabbing.
Pineiro (groin) will be evaluated next week to help determine his availability for the regular-season opener against the Rams, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Pineiro has now missed two consecutive preseason games due to a groin injury. In his stead, Mike Nugent has converted three of four field goal attempts for the Raiders, but missed his only attempt from over 40 yards. Pineiro made six of seven attempts from 40-plus yards during his senior season at Florida and as a rookie has higher upside than Nugent, so Oakland will be hoping next week's evaluation determines that Pineiro will be good to go for the regular season.
Pinerio (groin) missed his third consecutive practice Tuesday, Matt Schneidman of the Mercury News reports.
Along with his missed practices, Pineiro was also sidelined for the Raiders' most recent exhibition loss to the Rams. While the rookie appeared to have an upper leg over Mike Nugent in the kicking competition, an extended absence could derail his hopes to win the role. The battle will need to be monitored going forward.
Pineiro did not travel to Saturday's preseason loss to the Rams due to a groin injury, Omar Ruiz of the NFL Network reports.
Pineiro was unable to play Saturday after tweaking his groin during Wednesday's practice, while additional updates regarding his status should become available within the next couple days. The rookie had an upper leg on the kicking competition over Mike Nugent prior to his injury, but the latter connected on his lone field-goal attempt from 31 yards Saturday.
Pineiro left Wednesday's practice early with an apparent injury, Jerry McDonald of the East Bay Times reports.
The timing of the injury could not have been worse for Pinerio who had reportedly been widening the gap between him and Mike Nugent for the starting job. Details regarding the extent of the injury have not yet been released. As long as Pineiro doesn't miss too much time, he still figures to be the favorite as the regular season quickly approaches.
Pineiro appears to be a heavy favorite for the Raiders' placekicking job, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Pineiro knocked home five of his six field-goal attempts on the skinny goal post at Tuesday's practice, with a long of 50 yards. He continues to display accuracy from any distance, converting all three of his field-goal attempts in Thursday's preseason opener. While Mike Nugent remains on the roster, it would likely take a disastrous finish or an injury to keep Pineiro from winning the starting job.
Pineiro is one step closer to becoming the Raiders' starting kicker after the team waived Giorgio Tavecchio on Friday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Pineiro entered camp as the favorite after receiving a handsome $25,000 signing bonus as an undrafted free agent. He then impressed enough in camp to become the frontrunner for the job before Oakland's first preseason game, although it's worth noting that veteran Mike Nugent has just been brought in as competition. It's easy to see why the Raiders are intrigued by the 22-year-old's potential -- during Pineiro's final two seasons at the University of Florida, he knocked home 29 of 30 field-goal attempts (94.4 percent) and completed all five tries over 50 yards.