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Getting their kicks: Bears bring in two more punters for workouts

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By the time training camp comes around the Bears will have a real good idea what their emergency punter list looks like for this season.

The team brought in two punters for a workout on Tuesday during the OTA at Halas Hall.

The Bears got a look at veteran Derrick Frost, who played in 12 games last season with Green Bay, and Richmond McGee, who spent last summer on Philadelphia's roster. Previously, Frost played three seasons in Washington and one year in Cleveland. Although he was primarily a punter at Texas, McGee handled some kicking duties as well and was a member of the Longhorns' national championship team. His versatility could be a plus in camp.

"A few teams have been calling about Derrick,'' his agent Bob Lattinville said. "I think since he's a known commodity he's a guy that will get picked up now.''

Frost had his best season in 2006 for the Redskins when he averaged 42.9 yards per punt and had a net of 38.9. McGee worked out earlier this offseason for the Buffalo Bills.

Frost and McGee bring to five the number of punters the Bears have worked out in the last week. Zac Atterberry, Sean Douglas and Louie Sakoda were in last Tuesday. The Bears also had two punters in during the May rookie minicamp--Ball State's Chris Miller and Miami (Ohio's) Jake Richardson.

The Bears are expected to sign a second punter to spell veteran Brad Maynard during training camp. Atterberry filled that role last summer.

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