Veteran kicker Connor Barth responded to the Chicago Bears claiming Roberto Aguayo off waivers by nailing every field goal attempt at Monday’s practice.
“Well, what else am I supposed to do, Alshon Jeffery Jerseysyou know?” Barth laughed. “I’ve got to do something here. It seems like I’ve always got to … but, you know, it is what it is. It’s just life. My parents always say, control what you can control. At the end of the day, it’s all you can do. In any job, in your jobs, it’s competitive with anything you do. You just got to go out there, and perform and it’s a performance-based business.
"At the end of the day, if you don’t do it, you’re not going to be anywhere. Danny Trevathan JerseysI’ve somehow hung around for a little bit. Try to continue to work and kick well, and if I keep kicking like I did today, hopefully things will work out. If not here, somewhere else.”Aguayo, who arrived at Bears camp late Sunday night, watched practice but not kick in team drills.
As fate would have it, Barth was cut by Tampa last preseason to make room for Aguayo, whom the Bucs drafted in the second round out of Florida State.
“To be honest, the Tampa curse just will not go away. But it is what it is," Barth said. Jordan Howard Jerseys"Like I said, I’ve played, what, this is my 10th training camp? If I ever said I was going to do that, it’s been a good run. I’m just trying to enjoy it as long as I can, and whatever happens, happens. Walter Payton JerseysI’ve got a great beach house to go back to in North Carolina. We’re renovating a house. It’s good times right now. So I’ve got a lot of other things I’m thinking about too. This is life, man. This is what it’s all about.”
Aguayo said he doesn’t expect the reunion with Barth to get uncomfortable, Kyle Long Jerseyseven though both are gunning for the same job.