Bears Not Planning To Sign Caleb Sturgis, Nick Rose Or Younghoe Koo Following Tryout


Brad Biggs reports that the Bears do not plan to sign any of the three kickers — Caleb Sturgis, Nick Rose and Younghoe Koo — who tried out for them on Wednesday.

Instead, Biggs says Chicago plans to move forward with Chris Blewitt and Redford Jones for the time being. 

According to Brad Biggs, the Bears kicker tryouts today include Caleb Sturgis, Nick Rose and Younghoe Koo.  

Rose and Koo previously kicked in the AAF this spring, while Sturgis kicked six games for the Chargers in 2018. 

Sturgis, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2013. He spent two years in Miami before he was among their final roster cuts at the start of the 2015 season.

Sturgis spent three years with the Eagles before catching on with the Chargers last year.

In 2018, Sturgis converted 9 of 13 (69.2 percent) of field goal attempts and converted 9 of 15 extra point tries.

Rose, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Texans back in 2016. After a brief stint with the 49ers, Rose signed on with the Redskins during the 2017 season.

Washington waived him after two months and he was later claimed by the Chargers and finished out the year in Los Angeles.

Rose had stints with the Jets and Texans before the Chargers signed him last week to handle kickoffs.

In 2017, Rose appeared in 10 games and converted 11 of 14 field goal attempts (78.6 percent) to go along with 23 of 26 extra point tries and 32 touchbacks.

Koo, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Southern back in 2017. He was set to make a base salary of $465,000 for the 2017 season when the Chargers waived him a few weeks into the season.

In 2017, Koo appeared in four games for the Chargers and converted just three of six field goal attempts and all nine extra point tries.

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