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  1. Sources: Butler informed of release

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears notified punter Drew Butler of his release on Sunday, according to multiple NFL sources. Butler is the son of former Bears kicker Kevin Butler. Apparently, the club's recent acquisition of Pat O'Donnell in...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  2. Gould disapproves of XP experiment

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould disagrees with the NFL's decision to move extra-point attempts back to the 20-yard line in the first weeks of the 2014 preseason. Last week at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla. league owners agreed to a...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  3. Gould nails 10 straight from long range

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- There used to be a theory floating around that Bears kicker Robbie Gould lacked the necessary leg strength to connect on field goals of 50-plus yards. The truth of the matter is that former Bears head coach Lovie Smith simply pre...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  4. Jarvis Jones of Pittsburgh Steelers will not be 'given' starting ...

    Jarvis Jones evidently will have to battle for a starting job with the linebacker-thin Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  5. Pittsburgh Steelers cut-down analysis

    Jamison Hensley

    Click here for the complete list of Pittsburgh Steelers' roster moves. Most significant move: The Steelers are going with undrafted rookie Drew Butler (son of former NFL kicker Kevin Butler) as their punter. Injuries essentially forced this move. ...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  6. Butler: Bears can't overshadow '85 team

    ESPNChicago.com

    Former Chicago Bears kicker Kevin Butler said even if Jay Cutler's crew wins the Super Bowl this year, it won't capture the attention of Chicago the way the 1985 team did after winning Super Bowl XX. "The characters on that team really brought man...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  7. Bears got kick out of Butler in '85

    Melissa Isaacson

    There are still moments, Kevin Butler admits, when he thinks he could be out there again. "I can honestly tell you, if I had a personal trainer for a year, I could do it," said the highest scoring rookie in NFL history. "But the key to that, durin...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  8. 1985 Bears vs. 1998 Broncos

    1985 Bears vs. 1998 Broncos.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  9. Stats And Trends: Inside The Numbers

    CLEVELAND'S NEW GUN SLINGER: Colt McCoy can't do much worse than the Browns quarterbacks that have come before him. Since the start of the 2008 season, they rank last in many passing categories. This year, the Browns have improved -- ranking 22nd in ...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  10. From The Rundown

    LET THE MIDNIGHT MADNESS BEGIN: Most Midnight Madness celebrations will be taking place on Friday night, marking the beginning of college basketball season. In 2005, the NCAA changed the rule to allow practices to begin at 7 PM to alleviate travel c...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  11. From The Rundown

    Getty Images REVIS ISLAND OPEN FOR VISITORS: After days of speculation, cornerback Darrelle Revis will indeed be back in the starting lineup Monday night when the New York Jets face the Minnesota Vikings at the New Meadowlands Stadium, two sources ...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  12. Happy (early) Father's Day

    Chris Low

    In celebration of Father's Day Sunday (and a shout out to all the fathers out there), here's a look at some of the players in the SEC with famous dads and players who are legacies at their schools: Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas: Jay Bequette played ce...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  13. BBAO: Chicago-Minnesota, 16 years ago

    Kevin Seifert

    Stumbled onto an NFL Network production Monday night of the 1994 classic between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, one that ended in 33-27 Vikings victory. Cris Carter's 65-yard touchdown reception from Warren Moon won it for Minnesota in over...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  14. At long last, settling the kicker/punter debate

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Note to self: Special teams aren't a hot topic in February. Our request for your input on the top kickers and punters in the history of each NFC North team was met mostly with the sweet music of crickets chi...

    Blog | February 05, 2009
  15. Picking through the (kicking) history books

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert My AFC East colleague, Tim Graham, has a post detailing the recent formation of the American Football Kicking Hall of Fame -- which exists primarily because only one kicker has been inducted into the more widely...

    Blog | February 03, 2009
  16. Fantasy football: IDP faces in new places, scheme changes that im...

    Brian Gramling

    Brian Gramling looks at the biggest defensive difference-makers to change teams in the offseason, as well as scheme changes that impact players on many teams.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013