Saints signing K Brian Johnson off Bears practice squad

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The Chicago Bears have finally found their answer at kicker in Cairo Santos, but they’re losing their insurance from the practice squad.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints are signing kicker Brian Johnson off Chicago’s practice squad. That means Johnson will join New Orleans’ 53-man roster, where he’d have to remain there for three games.

Funny enough, the reason the Saints are signing Johnson is because of another former Bears kicker. Cody Parkey signed with New Orleans last week, and he injured his groin during pregame on Sunday.

Johnson proved to be a reliable kicker during training camp and preseason, where he was able to connect on some deep kicks. But Johnson never stood a chance to make the 53-man roster because of Santos.

Santos has been a pillar of consistency for the Bears at a position that had snakebitten them a few years ago. Santos has connected on all 7 field goals this season, and he’s made 34 consecutive field goals dating back to Week 3 of last season.