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Former Jets kicker Brien lands in Chicago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (May 12, 2005) -- The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year contract with kicker Doug Brien, who was released last month by the New York Jets.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Brien, an 11-year NFL veteran, is joining his sixth team. He was drafted in the third round by the 49ers in 1994 and has scored 905 points in his career with 206 field goals in 254 attempts.

Last season with the Jets, he hit 24 of 29 field goals and scored 105 points. But he missed two potential game-winning field goals late in New York's 20-17 playoff loss at Pittsburgh.

Bears kicker Paul Edinger is coming off a poor season. He scored 67 points for the league's worst offense and made 15 of 24 field goal attempts.

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