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Austin MacGinnis FINALLY gets an NFL Workout

Week after week throughout the NFL season we watched one kicker after another miss field goals.  Week after week, Austin MacGinnis waited for a phone call that never came.  Finally, somebody made a wise decision.

Kentucky’s all-time leading scorer is spending his day kicking footballs in a private workout with the Chicago Bears.  According to Ian Rapoport, veterans Nick Folk and Blair Walsh are also in the building.

MacGinnis spent time before the season kicking at Bears’ minicamp.  After Cody Parkey’s infamous playoff Double Doink, the Bears’ front office felt buyer’s remorse for Parkey’s $15 million contract.

If all goes well today in Chicago, the KSR Football Podcast may need to create a “Help Wanted” sign.  Even though we will miss Austin, we’d much rather see him succeed on Sundays.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

17 Comments for Austin MacGinnis FINALLY gets an NFL Workout



  1. runningunnin.454
    12:09 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    Ha ha, the Bears blew it once…could they blow it again?



  2. Booher
    12:17 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    If he makes it that’s my fantasy kicker next season



  3. J-Dub421
    12:54 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    The Bears should never have signed Parkey in the first place. Seriously, I looked him up and they’re his 5th team since he was originally hired in 2014. A good kicker doesn’t move around that much. Look at Vinatieri, he’s been in the NFL forever and is only on his second team.



    • BigolBlue
      5:40 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Thanks for your input kicking expert. You should become a GM



    • runningunnin.454
      6:00 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      BoB is an expert on the 7th grade…best 4 years of his life.



    • Look Out Fireworks
      9:18 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      How do you get from kicking expert to GM? There is so much more to football than just kicking, it is a very very small part of the game. A GM would need expertise in so many other aspects of the game as well as business, interpersonal, publicity, etc. I feel like a kicking expert would be about the least qualified individual to become a GM.



  4. jr_hopkins
    12:59 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    Not saying Parkey is the right guy, but it feels weird to not mention the fact that the kick was tipped. Hope A-Mac gets the job.



    • BBNDan7
      1:44 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Parkey missed a ton of kick through the season. It wasn’t just that one.



    • ClutchCargo
      1:44 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Yep. It’s like that last miss was the last straw and fans were just looking for a reason to go off on him. That it came at a critical time makes it even worse.



    • Wade
      2:26 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      In Chicago that kid is def blacklisted from any activities. I’m sure when he leaves the house he puts on his jacket scarf and goofy glasses disguise with the large nose and bushy mustache. Go getem a-Mac



    • runningunnin.454
      1:56 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, kicks get tipped and blocked when they’re too low. Hell, he missed two FG’s and two PAT’s against the Lions.



    • jr_hopkins
      2:29 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Thanks for all replies and you guys made good points.



    • J-Dub421
      5:19 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

      Parkey bricked 4 (yes 4) field goals off the uprights in the same game earlier this year.



  5. cats646
    1:13 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    Get that money!!



  6. murphy60
    2:35 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    Oh hell yes. Should have signed Austin back in the beginning. Not led foot



  7. Stitch from Paris
    11:14 pm January 25, 2019 Permalink

    Sad news. Bears picked a kicker out of Tulsa, for now.



  8. JASUN74
    12:31 am January 26, 2019 Permalink

    He’s a great fit for the bears and should’ve been with them all season. They may be playing in this upcoming game if they would’ve just chosen him in the first place. One thing is for certain, no kickers will out work or prepare harder than Austin, and if he can get his foot in the door he have a long career and be one of the top kickers every year. His talent and extra effort = success! Thanks, and the very best of luck to you Austin!! I along with The entire Big Blue Nation is pulling for you brother!! Now go make their minds up for them and show out!