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Titans expected to sign Cody Parkey: report

Cody Parkey infamously double-doinked the potential playoff game-winner against the Eagles, appeared on the “Today” show the next week and was later cut by the Bears.

Wild Card Round - Philadelphia Eagles v Chicago Bears
The Bears cut Cody Parkey in March.
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The Titans are expected to sign former Bears kicker Cody Parkey on Tuesday, according to NFL Network.

Parkey infamously double-doinked the potential playoff game-winner against the Eagles, appeared on the “Today” show the next week and was later cut by the Bears. Parkey wasn’t signed by an NFL team after the team’s release of him became official in March.

He did not kick for a single team in training camp, though tried out for clubs once the regular season began.

Parkey is expected to take the place of Cairo Santos, another former Bears kicker, who missed four field goals in the Titans’ 14-7 home loss to the Bills.

After a well-publicized kicker derby, the Bears replaced Parkey with Eddy PIneiro, who has made eight-of-nine field goal attempts and all nine extra-point tries this year. Parkey, by contrast, went 23-for-30 from field-goal range and 42-for-45 on PATs in the regular season.

He hit the upright an amazing four times in the same game last year, and another time in the regular season, before his try in the playoff game’s final seconds was tipped, hit the upright and then the crossbar. The Eagles won 16-15 at Soldier Field.

The Bears signed Parkey to a four-year deal that guaranteed him $9 million in March 2018 but parted with him after only one year.

The Titans aren’t on the Bears’ schedule the rest of the year.