Former Auburn kicker Cody Parkey finds new NFL home
Cody Parkey will attempt to officially place his last NFL field-goal attempt behind him, as he signs with the Tennessee Titans on Monday.
Parkey hit the upright and the crossbar with a last-second field-goal attempt for the Chicago Bears against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Wild Card round last January. The miss allowed the Eagles to edge the Bears, 16-15.
The Titans had their own field-goal embarrassments in Week 5 on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Titans kicker Cairo Santos missed three attempts and had another try blocked. Tennessee lost to the Bills, 14-7.
Parkey made the Pro Bowl as a rookie with, ironically, the Eagles in 2014, but since then, he’s made 81.7 percent of his field-goal attempts. Last season with the Bears, Parkey missed 10 kicks even before the playoffs — seven field goals and three extra-points.
The Titans will be Parkey’s fifth NFL team. In addition to the Eagles and Bears, Parkey also spent one season with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins.
Parkey kicked at Auburn from 2010-13. He made 73.6 percent of his field goals and 136 of 138 extra-point tries in four years. Parkey made two extra-points as a freshman on the 2010 national championship team.