Zac Atterberry is taking the long way from Green Bay to Halas Hall.
He flew back to his homestate Texas on Monday following a tryout with the Packers. He will arrive at Halas Hall today and will sign a contract to join the practice squad.
Atterberry punted well for the Bears in training camp and the preseason and his agent Rob Sheets said the Bears want to take a look at him six weeks after letting him go. It’s not common for teams to have two punters but the Bears could be taking a look just in case something crops up with Brad Maynard down the road. Maynard has been doing well directionally punting and has landed 15 of his 31 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Atterberry was joined by Scott Player, Waylon Prather and Ken DeBauche in the tryout in Green Bay. Atterberry also had tryouts with Seattle and New England already and Washington has also expressed interest in him.
Player was involved in a tryout for the Bears last September when Dirk Johnson was chosen to replace Maynard for a week when a pulled groin muscle sidelined him.