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Bears place Robbie Gould on IR

Updated: December 12, 2012, 2:04 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright and Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears placed kicker Robbie Gould on injured reserve because of a calf injury suffered Sunday at Minnesota, and used his roster spot to sign veteran Olindo Mare.

"The injury put us in a situation where we didn't know exactly when I could come back, so the decision was made to put me on injured reserve and bring in another experienced kicker," Gould said. "That was the best call for the team. I spoke with Lovie Smith and Phil Emery about it, and we were ...

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