|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 150 lb.|
|Born:||December 12, 1994|
|Drafted:||2019 / UDFA|
After getting waived by the Panthers on Thursday, Fry's Friday went better as he was claimed by Tampa Bay, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The Buccaneers brought Fry on board to give Matt Gay a kicker to compete with. The 25-year-old went undrafted in 2019 and subsequently spent time in Chicago and Baltimore before the season kicked off. As of now, Gay would seemingly have the leg up on the competition, but Fry will look to make an impression in camp. He converted 66-of-88 field goal attempts and 161-of-162 extra points during his collegiate career in South Carolina.
The Panthers waived Fry on Thursday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Analysis: The Panthers signed Fry late last December as an insurance option, but the team now appears comfortable proceeding forth with just Joey Slye and Graham Gano (knee). Fry also previously spent time with the Bears and Ravens, but he has yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted out of South Carolina in 2017.
Fry signed with the Panthers on Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Fry was originally expected to play for the XFL's St. Louis Battlehawks, but the Panthers want to afford him an early look for the 2020 season. With Graham Gano (knee) in IR this year, Joey Slye was the Panthers' starting kicker. Slye produced modestly, connecting on 78 percent of field goals, including eight of 11 tries from beyond 50 yards. He also hit 31 of 35 extra points. If Slye isn't re-signed, Fry will compete with Gano for the starting job next year.
Fry was waived by the Ravens on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Fry signed with the Ravens last weekend after being waived by the Bears, and he served as the team's kicker in Thursday preseason finale. The 24-year-old had no chance of making the team with Justin Tucker healthy, but he showcased himself well by making field goals from 21 and 48 yards while converting both extra-point attempts.
Fry inked a contract with the Ravens on Sunday.
Analysis: Fry was recently let go by the Bears after he lost the kicking battle with Eddie Pineiro. The South Carolina product could've have signed in a better place for his chances to make a team, considering the most accurate kicker in NFL history Justin Tucker resides on the roster. Fry will be the third kicker on the roster, with Tucker and Cameron Nizialek.
The Bears waived Fry on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: In what was assumed to be an even battle up to this point with fellow kicker Eddie Pineiro, the South Carolina product was let go. Fry seemed to have taken the lead early, after he made a 43-yard field in the team's first preseason game, even after the Panthers iced him. Fry is clear to sign elsewhere, and could be an intriguing option even if a team wants to put pressure on their assumed starter to perform.
Fry took the early lead in the Bears' kicking competition, Patirck Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Ironically, Fry's only field-goal attempt was 'The Parkey Kick"- 43 yards toward the north goalpost, after a timeout to ice him. After knocking the kick right down the middle, the home crowd erupted, and Fry likely felt some of the pressure subside. He also benefited in the competition when teammate Eddie Pineiro missed a 48-yard attempt. It's likely that this competition will continue for the next couple weeks, but the winner may be a strong fantasy option as part of an emerging offense that should provide plenty of scoring chances.
General manager Ryan Pace said Monday that Fry and Eddy Pineiro are evenly matched in the Bears' offseason kicker competition, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
Analysis: Chicago's starting kicker job will be decided in training camp, and could come down to the wire with Fry and Pineiro currently neck and neck. Fry is coming off an impressive stint in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football, in which he converted all 14 of his field-goal tries with the Orlando Apollos. He faces strong competition in Pineiro, who appeared on track to start for the Raiders in 2018 before sustaining a season-ending groin injury during the preseason.
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