Barth is in his ninth NFL season. He signed with the Bears on September 5, 2016 having previously made 84.8 percent of his field-goal attempts (139 of 164). He entered the league in 2008 with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.
Barth is in his ninth NFL season. He signed with the Bears on September 5, 2016 having previosly made 84.8 percent of his field-goal attempts (139 of 164). He entered the league in 2008 with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.
Barth spent the next four seasons with the Buccaneers from 2009-12. The North Carolina product then missed the 2013 campaign with an Achilles injury, kicked for the Broncos in 2014 and then returned to the Buccaneers in 2015.
In Denver in 2014, Barth played for Bears coach John Fox and special-teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers, both of whom served in the same roles with the Broncos.
Kicker Connor Barth, who rebounded from a slow start to have a solid 2016 season, is one of a handful of Bears special-teams contributors who is due to become a free agent.
The Bears decided to release veteran kicker Robbie Gould Sunday night simply because they felt that Connor Barth would provide an upgrade at the position.
The Bears' busy Labor Day weekend continued Monday as they signed kicker Connor Barth and long-snapper Patrick Scales and released guard Amini Silatolu and long-snapper Aaron Brewer.
Bears kicker Connor Barth ties the game with a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers in Week 15.
Kicker Connor Barth speaks with the media after Monday's practice at Halas Hall.