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Bears sign potential replacement for Maynard

With veteran Brad Maynard soon to become a free agent, the Bears signed punter Richmond McGee to a two-year contract Friday.

The former University of Texas punter spent parts of the last two seasons with the Bears after entering the league as a undrafted free agent with the Eagles in 2008.

Maynard has been one of the league’s most consistent punters during his decade-long run with the Bears but had a league-worst average of 40.1 this season and was 29th in net average at 35.2.