The Bears kicked off their free-agent signings by reaching a four-year extension with kicker Robbie Gould. And Gould, one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, described it as “probably the easiest negotiation I’ve ever been a part of.”

“You come to the point where you have to figure out [if] you’re going to get a deal done early,” Gould said last week. “I think we both reached the deal under the understanding it’s going to be beneficial for both ends. You’re not going to take a deal that’s not fair. I think the Bears did a great job of making sure that happened. We agreed to a deal that was fair on both ends.”