One of the more popular Chicago Bears players has been given his walking papers.

CBS 2 TV in Chicago is reporting that kicker Robbie Gould has been released. The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Gould has played his entire career with the Blue and Orange. He has been one of the most accurate kicker in the history of the NFL.

There has been concern that Gould was losing his edge, especially when he missed two extra points in the final pre-season game against Cleveland.

This has stunned many fans, since the regular season starts on September 11th.The former construction worker who was drafted back in 2005 is the only player that remained from the 2006 Super Bowl team.

The Bears will save three million dollars by letting go of the popular kicker. Could this be a cost cutting move to bring him back for a cheaper price? Many Bears fans are hoping so.