The Eagles have placed kicker Cody Parkey (groin) on injured reserve, according to FOX Sports. Parkey, who suffered a groin injury during warmups before Sunday's win over the Jets, will be replaced by former Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis, who was beaten out in training camp by Andrew Franks for the placekicking job.
Eagles kicker Cody Parkey aggravated his groin injury during Sunday's game against the Jets, CSN Philadelphia reports. Parkey set the NFL rookie scoring record last season, but he has been hampered by a groin injury since the preseason, contributing toward missed field goals and short kickoffs. With him aggravating the ailment Sunday, the Eagles will reportedly try out veteran kickers this week, suggesting Parkey could be sidelined moving forward. While an official diagnosis hasn't surfaced yet, Parkey's situation should be updated this week.
Eagles kicker Cody Parkey had the chance to play the hero Monday against the Falcons, as with 2:32 left in the fourth quarter he got the opportunity to put Philadelphia ahead with a field goal. Unfortunately, Parkey pushed the 44-yard attempt wide right and Philadelphia ended up losing 26-24. "It was a perfect snap, perfect hold every time. It was my fault," Parkey said, per the team's official website. "There was no rhyme or reason to me missing. I'm human and I just missed it." Parkey, who set an NFL rookie record in 2014 with 150 points, missed the final two preseason games due to a a groin injury. However, Parkey said he felt "great" health-wise. Despite the crucial miss Monday, coach Chip Kelly still backs Parkey. "I have a lot of confidence in Cody Parkey," Kelly said.
Eagles kicker Cody Parkey will replace Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski in Sunday's Pro Bowl, the team announced Monday. Parkey went 32 of 36 on field goals in 2014, including 4 of 4 from 50 yards or longer. He is the first undrafted rookie kicker to be named to the Pro Bowl since 1989 when Broncos kicker David Treadwell was named.
Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit a pair of field goals and four PATs in the win over the Giants, setting the NFL rookie record for points scored with 150. Bears kicker Kevin Butler set the old record of 144 in 1985. Parkey converted 32 of 36 field goals, making a franchise-record four from 50-plus yards. The undrafted free agent out of Auburn, named a first alternate to the Pro Bowl, benefited from a potent Philly offense that often bogged down in the red zone.
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