The Chicago Bears' kicking competition is over, for now, with Eddy Pineiro the winner.

The Bears announced Sunday that Elliott Fry was released after an offseason and preseason competition with Pineiro and several other kickers to replace Cody Parkey.

"I feel like I've done well," Pineiro said. "I feel like I've kicked well. From OTAs to where I am today, I feel like I'm a completely different kicker."

The Bears had been looking for a kicker since cutting Parkey following his "double-doink" field-goal miss of 43 yards in their 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles.

"Again, it wasn't easy because they were very close,'' said coach Matt Nagy, who isn't guaranteeing Pineiro will be the opening day starter. ''But that's what we decided to do. We're rolling forward with that, and now he has two games here to show us what he can do."

Sunday's game

New Orleans 19, L.A. Chargers 17: Taysom Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives for the visiting Saints.

In a game in which Philip Rivers and Drew Brees were sideline observers, Hill supplied most of the quarterback highlights. The third-year all-purpose player was 11-for-15 for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for 55 yards.


•Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock told disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown it's time to decide whether he's "all in or all out" about playing this season after losing a fight with the NFL and NFLPA over his helmet. Mayock issued a statement expressing his frustration that Brown didn't participate in practice Sunday despite being healed from the frostbitten feet that have sidelined him for most of training camp.

Brown has been upset that the NFL and NFLPA won't allow him to use the same Schutt Air Advantage that he has used throughout his career. Brown set out to find a newer version of the helmet that was less than 10 years old to get approved. The helmet he chose was also determined to be unsafe, prompting a profane response from Brown on Twitter. He then didn't take part in practice Sunday.

•Giants receiver Golden Tate III was placed in concussion protocol. Tate sustained the concussion Friday night in the Giants' 32-13 preseason victory over the Bears. It was not known how long the 10-year veteran will be out.

•Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James will have surgery on his right foot and could miss three months.