The NFL’s Chicago Bears one month from now will cut kicker Cody Parkey, known for his infamous “double-doink” kicks in both the standard season and playoffs, reports said Friday.
The group plans to cut ties with Parkey once the NFL free office period starts March 13, Reuters detailed.
Parkey, 27, missed on a 43-yard, conceivably amusement winning endeavor in the Bears’ NFC wildcard playoff diversion against the Philadelphia Eagles a month ago, Yahoo Sports revealed. The kick ended up known as a “double-doink” on the grounds that it hit both an upstanding and a crossbar of the objective post as time lapsed.
Replays later demonstrated the ball had been in part hindered by an Eagles protector also.
It was the 6th time amid the season that a Parkey kick had hit the upstanding and afterward the crossbar, as indicated by the Guardian.
However, regardless of the playoff kick being incompletely obstructed, the five-year veteran assumed a significant part of the fault from fans for finishing the Bears’ season, Reuters announced.
“You can’t make this up. I feel terrible. I let the team down. That’s on me. I have to own it. I have to be a man. Unfortunately, that’s the way it went today,” he said after the diversion in January, as per ESPN.
The NFL Network additionally detailed the news, refering to sources.
“The #Bears have decided to release K Cody Parkey at the start of the league year, sources say,” Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network tweeted. “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.”
In Parkey’s one-year stint with the Bears, he missed eight field objectives and three additional points, the Chicago Sun-Times detailed.
The Bears had given Parkey a four-year, $15 million contract 11 months back, however will pay him $3.5 million this year to kick for another group, the paper detailed.