It is being reported that the Chicago Bears will cut Cody Parkey at the start of the League’s new year, March 13 at 4:00 EST. The maligned kicker missed again when he decided to discuss his infamous playoff blooper on The Today Show. This announcement suggests the Bears had enough of his 2018 blunders.
The #Bears have decided to release K Cody Parkey at the start of the league year, sources say. A fresh start is welcomed by both parties, and the Pro Bowler will likely find work quickly. He’s still due $3.5M guaranteed on his 2019 contract.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 22, 2019
Parkey became Public Enemy No. 1 in the Windy City following his “Double-Doink” performance during the first round of the playoffs. He missed 10 combined kicks (PAT and FG) this season. His worst performance against the Lions was the precursor to any expectations the rest of the season. He hit four uprights while missing two field goals and two PATs. His subsequent decision to interview on the Today Show was the final straw. Parkey is guaranteed $3.5 million on his current contract. The Bears will eat $-1,125,000 against the 2019 cap according to spotrac.com.
The search for his replacement begins immediately. There has been speculation that there is mutual interest between Halas Hall and its former kicker Robbie Gould. The kicker position has been the Achilles Heel of Ryan Pace’s tenure. He was responsible for cutting Gould following the 2015 season. Gould was the top rated kicker this season with San Francisco. He is officially on the open market. The start of free agency just got a little more interesting in Chicago.
Until the stay thirsty and BEAR DOWN! JT out.