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Source: Brad Maynard won't be a Bear

Updated: July 25, 2011, 7:51 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears will not attempt to re-sign veteran punter Brad Maynard once NFL free agency officially begins Friday, a source close to the player confirmed.

The Chicago Tribune first reported the Bears contacted Maynard on Monday to inform him of their plans.

According to the source, the punter was told by the coaching staff in late January that his chances of returning to the team were slim during an exit physical following the NFC Championship Game loss to the ...

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