— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 8, 2020
Pineiro has been dealing with a groin injury during camp, so this gives him some time to heal up. Chicago can bring him back after three weeks on IR.
Piniero, 24, wound up signing on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2018. He was, unfortunately, placed on injured reserve with a groin injury coming out of the preseason and missed the entire year.
The Raiders traded him during the offseason to the Bears and he was named the winner of the team’s kicking competition that summer.
In 2019, Pineiro appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and made 23-28 field-goal attempts (82.1 percent) and converted 27-29 extra points.