Cody Parkey is officially having a different shot in the NFL.
The Tennessee Titans signed Parkey — whose infamous “double doink” skip in the course of the playoffs last time in essence resulted in him becoming operate out of Chicago — on Tuesday, the workforce declared alongside with a pair of other roster moves. Parkey did exercise session with the organization just before the season, and is anticipated to choose around kicking obligations commencing with their match against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
The Titans unveiled kicker Cairo Santos on Monday soon after he skipped four subject objectives in their decline to the Buffalo Expenditures. While two of his misses have been from far more than 50 yards, the other two have been from 38 yards. The working day, he said, was “very painful” and “extremely disappointing.”
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The group will now change to Parkey, who hasn’t kicked because he was released from the Bears this earlier offseason.
The 27-yr-old missed seven subject goals and 3 added factors in his one period with Chicago, most notably missing a 43-yard subject intention in the last seconds of the Bears’ wild-card sport towards the Philadelphia Eagles. The would-be game-winning kick strike the crossbar 2 times and bounced again onto the industry, ending Chicago’s season and sending the Bears into a wild and prolonged search for a new kicker.
The Titans will now mark Parkey’s fifth crew in the league, following stints with the Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins. He has produced 99-of-118 field targets in his occupation and produced 149-of-156 excess points. The former Auburn kicker drilled a profession-prolonged 54-yarder in his rookie time with the Eagles.
His time in Tennessee, nevertheless, may end up remaining short lived. The Titans placed kicker Ryan Succop, who they expected to begin for them at the beginning of the yr, on wounded reserve due to a knee personal injury. Succop will be permitted to observe after Week 6 and is suitable to return soon after Week 8 if he’s wholesome.
If the 11-12 months veteran is nutritious by that time, it is greatly predicted that he’ll resume kicking obligations in Tennessee — which will put Parkey’s position with the crew in jeopardy.
Until then, though, Parkey has a possibility to redeem himself following a skipped kick Bears enthusiasts will not be forgetting anytime before long.
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