The Browns are re-signing Parkey to a one-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. It's no understatement to say that Parkey's showing with the Browns last season revitalized his career. The 29-year-old converted 86 percent of his field-goal tries in 15 regular-season appearances, and he was perfect in each of the team's playoff games. After spending time on six different teams from 2015-2020, Parkey will now get to stick around a familiar situation and attempt to bring stability.
Parkey successfully converted his lone field-goal attempt and made both extra-point kicks in Sunday's 22-17 playoff loss to Kansas City. Following a late-season stumble, during which Parkey missed kicks in three consecutive games, the placekicker was perfect in the final game of the regular season and two playoff contests. The Browns, familiar with Parkey when he kicked for the organization in 2016, brought him in to replace a shaky Austin Seibert in Week 2. Parkey stabilized the kicking game, finishing the regular season with 100 points while connecting on 86 percent of his FGA (19 of 22) over 15 games. The journeyman placekicker, who has spent the last six seasons on six different teams, becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
Parkey converted two of two field-goal attempts and six of six extra-point kicks in Sunday's 48-37 wild-card win over Pittsburgh. Parkey had a shaky stretch during the weeks that led up to the regular-season finale, but he's righted himself nicely. He's nailed all 12 kicks in Week 17 and the wild-card round. The Browns move onto Kansas City next Sunday. The Chiefs were tied for 10th during the regular season with 22.6 points allowed per game.
Parkey made all of his kicks Sunday, connecting on his lone field-goal attempt and three of three extra-point kicks in a 24-22 win over Pittsburgh. Parkey occupied a warm seat after missing kicks in three consecutive games. The matter did not rise to a point where the team considered replacing him, but the misses were a topic leading up to Week 17's win-and-in game. Parkey and the Browns will travel to Pittsburgh next week for a wild-card playoff game.
Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski expressed confidence in Parkey, who has missed kicks in each of the last three games, Scott Patsko of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Stefanski was asked if he's considering a change at placekicker and did not answer the question directly. "He knows what is expected of him. We are counting on him, and I have a ton of confidence in him," said the coach. Parkey missed three extra-point kicks and a field-goal attempt over the last three games.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||6.37|
|5||10/10||@Los Angeles Chargers||25||8.19|
|10||11/14||@New England Patriots||9||6.63|
|15||12/19||Las Vegas Raiders||27||8.88|
|16||12/25||@Green Bay Packers||10||6.72|