McGee spent time with the Bears in training camp this summer, but it’s not a lock that he will punt Monday night against Minnesota. The Bears plan to put Maynard through a series of tests during pregame warmups and will use him if they can.
The deadline for signing a replacement is 4 p.m. ET, so with an 8:30 p.m. kickoff, they needed to make a move before Maynard’s workout. They'll need to create a roster spot for McGee regardless. According to the team's Twitter feed, the Bears will place defensive end Adewale Ogunleye on injured reserve.