Lake Forest, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Bears placed kicker Robbie
Gould on injured reserve Tuesday and signed veteran kicker Olindo Mare to a
Gould injured his left calf muscle in pregame warmups before Sunday's 21-14
loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He was able to knock down a pair of extra
points, but he did not attempt a field goal and had to be replaced by punter
Adam Podlesh on kickoffs.
The eighth-year Penn State product has connected on 21-of-25 field goal
attempts and all 33 of his extra-point tries this season.
Mare, a 15-year veteran, last appeared in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers
in 2011, knocking down 22-of-28 field goals.
In 232 career games with Miami, New Orleans, Seattle and Carolina, the 39-
year-old kicker has made 350-of-431 field goal attempts.
In other roster moves, Chicago placed cornerback Sherrick McManis (knee) and
safety Craig Steltz (chest) on injured reserve and signed linebacker Jerry
Franklin to a two-year contract.
The Bears also elevated wide receiver Joe Anderson from the practice squad,
signed guard Chris Riley to the practice squad and waived offensive lineman
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