Titans signing Cody Parkey

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Cody Parkey will get another chance.

The kicker has been unemployed since being released by the Bears in the offseason. He worked out for the Jets and Colts, but now finally has a job.

The Titans are signing Parkey to replace Cairo Santos, NFL Media reports.

Tennessee cut Santos a day after he missed three field goals and had another blocked in Sunday’s 14-7 loss to the Bills.

The Titans are the fifth team Parkey has kicked for since earning Pro Bowl honors with the Eagles in 2014. He also has played for the Browns and Dolphins.

He went 23-of-30 on field goals and 42-of-45 on extra points with the Bears last season before missing a 43-yarder with seconds to play in the Bears’ playoff loss. Philadelphia’s Treyvon Hester tipped the ball at the line of scrimmage before it hit off the left upright and then the crossbar.

The Titans began the season by placing Ryan Succop on injured reserve the week of the season opener, signing Santos to take his place.

21 responses to “Titans signing Cody Parkey

  1. I’ll never understand why teams recycle the same old bad kickers instead of recruiting soccer players from all over the world who clearly have the leg talent to make NFL kicks. They won’t be able to get a superstar from the English Premier League or La Liga but they could still recruit a high level striker to kick from 50+ yards guaranteed.

  2. Matt Nagy is still upset about this and will never get over double doink.

  3. Titans should scout and draft the best damn kicker coming out of college this off-season. They can’t score touchdown, so they need all the three-pointers they can get.

  4. If you burn the fries twice during the lunch hour rush at McDonald’s, would Burger King hire you? Good God, man..

  5. Too often we hear the idea of signing soccer players to kick in the NFL. Sure; soccer players have strong legs, but kicking in the NFL is more than having a strong leg. Accuracy is just as important if not more. And kicking a football while someone else is holding it, while being rushed by the defense, is far different than any kick performed in soccer.

  6. firerogergoodell says:
    October 7, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I’ll never understand why teams recycle the same old bad kickers instead of recruiting soccer players from all over the world who clearly have the leg talent to make NFL kicks. They won’t be able to get a superstar from the English Premier League or La Liga but they could still recruit a high level striker to kick from 50+ yards guaranteed.
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    The Titans already have a reliable kicker, but he is on IR – hopefully for only a few more weeks.

  7. Unwanted kickers are kept in a former abandoned animal shelter in rural Iowa. There is great excitement among them when someone comes to visit. They run to the fence and press their faces against the bars, hoping to be the one who is chosen this time.

  8. Ahhhhh. The redemption tour begins.

    Revenge for Mack didn’t go so well.

    Just kick the ball and do your job.

  9. Omg Parkey is actually a good kicker. The ball was tipped jeez let it go. Maybe the o-lineman should have blocked better. It’s a kicker. Who cares.

  10. Amazes me the Crazy search for kickers every year but at the same time the flippant attention to developing and coaching kickers. As valuable a position as it is it’s the only one where only one NFL Team has a kicking coach. Mind blowing to me.

  11. “ornjcrush says:
    October 7, 2019 at 6:51 pm
    Omg Parkey is actually a good kicker. The ball was tipped jeez let it go. Maybe the o-lineman should have blocked better. It’s a kicker. Who cares.”

    He was literally the worst kicker in the NFL prior to missing the kick in the playoffs. If you think that Bears fans didn’t like him purely because of that kick, you really, really weren’t paying any attention. He was terrible all of last year, not just one game.

  12. Last year’s wasted season is on Nagy/Pace. When Parkey struggled early on they should’ve brought in competition. They did it to Robbie. They stuck by Parkey which is admirable.

    The kick was tipped, but had he hit the Miami kick we wouldn’t have been playing Philly.

    This year, we’ve regressed. I’m hoping Nagy makes some tough decisions with that OL if we’re going to catch GB.

  13. @aarons444 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    Cody Parkey career FG% – 83.9
    Cairo Santos career FG%, prior to yesterday – 83.0

    Mason Crosby career FG% – 80.6
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    Crosby has kicked hundreds more FGs than these other two combined. HUNDREDS!

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