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Double Gould standard: Bears invite kicker's younger brother to minicamp

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He doesn't need to look beyond his big brother to see proof that undrafted free agents can not only make it, they can make it big.

The Bears have invited Chris Gould, younger brother of Pro Bowl kicker Robbie Gould, to participate in minicamp this week on a tryout basis, a source close to the player said.

Big brother once came to Halas Hall in a similar situation when he competed against four other kickers for a job in the second month of the 2005 season. It led to him signing the richest contract for a kicker in 2008. Chris Gould joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia last year. He hit 16-of-20 field goals as a senior in 2007, including 5-of-5 from 40-plus yards.

Chris Gould joins three other known tryout players for the minicamp--safeties Glenn Earl and Curome Cox and linebacker Tim McGarigle. The Bears have invited younger brothers to join the action before. Casey Urlacher, the younger brother of the middle linebacker, was in minicamp and training camp in 2003.

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how are his kickoffs, does he get them into the end zone

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