Ravens release WR Michael Floyd, OLB Shane Ray and 9 others
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Wide receiver Michael Floyd and outside linebacker Shane Ray are among 11 players released by the Baltimore Ravens.
Floyd signed with the Ravens in May after playing...
Bears release Elliott Fry, leaving Eddy Pineiro as kicker
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears' kicking competition is over, for now, with Eddy Pineiro the winner.
The Bears announced Sunday that Elliott Fry was released after an offseason...
Bears break training camp facing several familiar problems
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — There was a shoving incident, a coach screaming at his players and the usual unresolved kicking competition.
The Chicago Bears broke Bourbonnais training camp after...
CHICAGO (AP) — With Elliott Fry and Eddy Pineiro battling for the Chicago Bears kicking job, the best kicking effort in Thursday's preseason opener came instead from Carolina Panthers rookie Joey...
Bears kicker candidates facing up to camp pressures
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Linebacker Roquan Smith had just witnessed kicker Elliott Fry make a 60-yard field goal Saturday in the Chicago Bears' kicking competition.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy anticipates his team can avoid the pitfalls of success to drag down so many other NFL teams following sudden improvement.
Chicago Bears waive kicker Chris Blewitt
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have waived Chris Blewitt, leaving them with two kickers as they try to replace Cody Parkey.
Blewitt left Pittsburgh as the school's career scoring...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have acquired Eddy Pineiro from Oakland, adding another kicker to the mix to replace Cody Parkey.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Eight kickers walked onto the practice field at the end of Friday's rookie camp session as the Chicago Bears began trying to solve their greatest problem through a mass...
On the Beat: Snaps, holds have played a part in field-goal woes for Gamecocks
COLUMBIA – Will Muschamp is a big believer in you play how you practice.
When it comes to South Carolina’s field-goal attempts, it’s not holding true.
Parker White is nailing almost every kick in practice. In games, he’s 4-for-5 from inside 40 yards and 0-for-6 beyond. The decisions to send him out for future kicks won’t just depend on the 40-yard-line, though.
“A lot depends on how we’ve kicked through the week and then on gameday and pre-game, how he’s kicking and how he feels,” Muschamp said.
Parker White, Alexander Woznick battling for USC starting kicker role
COLUMBIA – The situation wasn’t desirable, but if South Carolina had to be in it, at least it had Elliott Fry.
“I’ll never forget coach saying on the headset, ‘We good?,’” special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler said. “‘Yeah, coach, we got it.’ That was the confidence Elliott Fry gave, that was the confidence we had as a unit, and Elliott went out there and did his job and made his kick.”
COLUMBIA – It will be strange to look on the field during South Carolina’s PAT and field-goal attempts and not see Elliott Fry.
Although the new guy resembles him.
Redshirt freshman Alexander Woznick is about the same build as Fry, standing 5-foot-11 and weighing 164 pounds. That’s the easy part.
The hard part is bringing everything Fry did in a four-year starting tenure that saw him become the Gamecocks’ career-leading scorer.
A more successful 2017? For South Carolina, it starts with these five things
COLUMBIA — Members of South Carolina’s football team made two trips last year to Alabama’s largest city. The first was for SEC Media Days, where the Gamecocks were projected to finish last in the conference and heard players from opening-night opponent Vanderbilt speak confidently about expecting to win.
For Gamecocks, opening days of bowl practice provide a first glimpse at 2017
COLUMBIA — Through four years, two head coaches, and seasons that produced as many as 11 victories or as few as three, Elliott Fry has been as much a constant at South Carolina as the midfield logo at Williams-Brice Stadium. But this week, the Gamecocks began to learn to live without him.
Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley named SEC Freshman of the Week
COLUMBIA — Jake Bentley’s perfect start as South Carolina’s starting quarterback has earned him the SEC’s Freshman of the Week award.
Bentley enjoyed his best game of the season this past Saturday in a 31-21 victory over Missouri, completing 22 of 28 pass attempts for a career-high 254 yards and two touchdowns. He also has yet to throw an interception in three starts, all of them victories for the Gamecocks.
Kicker Elliott Fry having an impact beyond career scoring record at USC
COLUMBIA — Elliott Fry’s pregame routine consists not of superstition, but of research. He takes practice kicks to judge his distance from either end of whatever stadium South Carolina is playing in, and reports his range to head coach Will Muschamp. He’ll also test his blood sugar up to five times, part of a regimen that can include up to 10 shots to keep his juvenile diabetes under control.
South Carolina, Mississippi State searching for offense
Mississippi State's offense is a work in progress after a disjointed opening week performance.
South Carolina can relate.
The Bulldogs (0-1) and Gamecocks (1-0) will meet in Starkville, Mississippi, on Saturday night with both programs hoping to find some consistent playmakers that can help them compete in the Southeastern Conference.
South Carolina rallies, beats Vanderbilt 13-10 in SEC opener
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Will Muschamp had no worries about sending Elliott Fry out for the longest field goal of his career. Even though this was the coach's first game with South Carolina, he had seen the kicker connect repeatedly in clutch situations.
Fry kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal with 35 seconds left, and the South Carolina Gamecocks rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Vanderbilt 13-10 Thursday night in Muschamp's debut as head coach.
South Carolina rallies, beats Vanderbilt 13-10 in SEC opener
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elliott Fry kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal with 35 seconds left, and the South Carolina Gamecocks rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Vanderbilt 13-10 Thursday night in Will Muschamp's debut as head coach.