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Former Bears kicker Cody Parkey joins Browns, will kick Thursday vs. Bengals

After a stint with the Titans last season, Parkey gets another shot at redemption in a return to the Browns.

Cody Parkey signed a four-year deal with the Bears in 2018, but made just 76.7% of his field goals and had one blocked at the end of a playoff game against the Eagles.
Cody Parkey signed a four-year deal with the Bears in 2018, but made just 76.7% of his field goals and had one blocked at the end of a playoff game against the Eagles.
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Former Bears kicker Cody Parkey, infamous in Chicago for the Double Doink, will get another opportunity this week. The Browns added Parkey from their practice squad and give him a shot at securing the job long term.

He will make his 2020 debut in the Browns’ game Thursday night against the Bengals.

Browns kicker Austin Seibert missed a 40-yard field goal and an extra point in their opener, so this is strictly performance-based. Parkey got a shot as an injury fill-in with the Titans last season, but that was clearly a temporary opportunity from the start.

Parkey made 76.7% of his field goals for the Bears after signing a four-year, $15 million contract in 2018. That season ended with his game-winning try against the Eagles getting blocked and bouncing off both goal posts.

Parkey, 28, hit 86.4% of his field goals before joining the Bears and made the Pro Bowl for the Eagles in 2014.