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Pro Football Hall of Famer: Bears should give Carli Lloyd a tryout at kicker

Hours after U.S. women’s soccer team star Carli Lloyd made a 55-yard field goal following an NFL practice, one of the newest Pro Football Hall of Famers had a suggestion for her next job.

The Ravens’ Sam Koch holds the ball for United States soccer player Carli Lloyd as she attempts to kick a field goal after the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens’ joint practice in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
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Hours after U.S. women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd made a 55-yard field goal following an NFL practice, one of the newest Pro Football Hall of Famers had a suggestion for her next job.

‘‘Honestly, I don’t think it will be long before we see a woman break through this NFL barrier,’’ former Cowboys executive Gil Brandt, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this month, tweeted Tuesday. ‘‘I’d give her an honest tryout if I were, say, the Bears.’’

That’s highly unlikely. The Bears need a kicker, but they’ve whittled their derby, which once ran as deep as nine players, down to Eddy Pineiro. But not even Pineiro thinks the team waiving Elliott Fry on Sunday means he has won the job.

Fresh off a Women’s World Cup championship, Lloyd attended the joint practice Tuesday between the Eagles and Ravens. She walked onto the field afterward and tried kicking field goals, making tries as long as 55 yards.