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‘Augusta Silence’ — How the Bears are ratcheting up kicker pressure by turning down the volume

This is what “Augusta Silence” looks like: at any point during the Bears’ organized team activity practice — be it after a defensive stop, a pass completion or a special teams drill — play comes to a surprising halt. The Bears trot one of their three kickers into the middle of the field to try to make a field goal with the whole team watching.

This is what “Augusta Silence” sounds like: nothing, except for the occasional tweeting bird, passing train or players shuffling their feet.

“No one talks,” Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said Wednesday.