Bears to sign K Connor Barth to take Robbie Gould’s place

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The Bears will sign Connor Barth to take Robbie Gould’s place. (AP)

Veteran kicker Connor Barth, who was cut Saturday by the Saints, will come to Halas Hall to take Robbie Gould’s place, sources told the Sun-Times late Sunday.

Barth has been cut twice this year — first when the Buccaneers decided to draft Roberto Aguayo, and then, Saturday, when the Saints decided to keep Kai Forbath instead of the 30-year-old.

In 12 games for the Bucs last year, he made 23-of-28 kicks, going 3-for-5 from 50-yards-plus and 3-for-6 from 40-49 yards.

Barth kicked for the Chiefs in 2008, and the Bucs from 2009-12. In 2014, he made 15-of-16 attempts over five games while kicking for John Fox’s Broncos.

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