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Cody Parkey

Cleveland Browns
Place Kicker #1
Cleveland Browns
Place Kicker #1
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Cody Parkey News

Parts ways with Browns

The Browns cut Parkey (quadriceps) from injured reserve Tuesday, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

Analysis: Parkey hit IR due to a quadriceps injury Monday, but rather than have his 2021 season end there, he's reached an injury settlement with the Browns. As such, Parkey will be free to sign elsewhere when back to full health. Chase McLaughlin is the only remaining placekicker on Cleveland's roster.

Aug 24, 2021 12:57 PM EST

Going on IR

Parkey is headed for IR due to a quad injury, Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: With that, Chase McLaughlin is currently the team's only healthy placekicker, though it's quite possible that some competition will be brought in shortly. With that in mind, Jordan Raanan of suggests that Ryan Santoso of the Giants is someone the Browns could potentially target.

Aug 23, 2021 12:52 PM EST

Suffers quad injury

Parkey suffered a quad injury in Sunday's preseason contest against the Giants, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Parkey converted the extra-point attempt after the team's first touchdown and subsequently kicked off. Presumably, he suffered the injury during one of those two events, as he did not appear in the game after. There has been no timeline given for a potential return. Though the Browns brought in Chase McLaughlin to compete for the kicker job, Parkey is presumed to be the frontrunner for the role assuming he can return to health.

Aug 22, 2021 4:32 PM EST

Share kicking duties in opener

Parkey made two of two field goal attempts in Saturday's 23-13 win over the Jaguars in Preseason Week 1.

Analysis: Parkey is the presumed starting placekicker, although the Browns added Chase McLaughlin to camp. The two shared kicking duties Saturday, each getting opportunities on field goals, extra points and kickoffs. If there's a competition going on, then it might be notable that McLaughlin had longer kickoffs (all touchbacks) while two of Parkey's were returned, including one for 76 yards only to be called back by a holding penalty. Parkey is expected to return to the job he held last season.

Aug 15, 2021 7:33 AM EST

Improved accuracy

Parkey made all five field-goal attempts during Tuesday's practice, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Parkey had a miserable first day kicking, making just one of five, but he's been perfect in the two sessions since then. While the Browns will carry Chase McLaughlin in camp and preseason games, there doesn't appear to be much of competition. Of note, Parkey hasn't attempted any kicks from 50-plus yards, and his longest make from last season was 46 yards.

Aug 3, 2021 6:58 PM EST

Rough start to camp

Parkey missed four of five field-goal attempts during a kicking session at Thursday's practice, Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer repotrs.

Analysis: Parkey stabilized the kicking game beginning in Week 2 of 2020 and was perfect through the Browns' playoff run. He also may have stabilized his career. He spent the last six seasons kicking for six different franchises and hasn't been a starting kicker for the same team in consecutive seasons. Parkey, who has been successful on 86.4 percent of his attempts over his career, has a challenger in camp, Chase McLaughlin, who nailed all five of his attempts.

Jul 29, 2021 7:26 PM EST

Back in Cleveland

The Browns are re-signing Parkey to a one-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: 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 having spent six years from 2015-2020 on six different teams, Parkey will now get to stick around a familiar situation and attempt to bring stability.

Mar 19, 2021 8:43 AM EST

Makes all kicks in playoff loss

Parkey successfully converted his lone field-goal attempt and made both extra-point kicks in Sunday's 22-17 playoff loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: 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 the 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. He stabilized the kicking game, finishing the regular season with 100 points while connecting on 86 percent of his FGA (19 of 22). The journeyman kicker, who has spent the last six seasons on six different teams -- including two separate stints with the Browns -- becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2021.

Jan 18, 2021 5:03 AM EST

Records 12 points in playoff win

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.

Analysis: 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 ranked 11th during the regular season with 22.6 points allowed per game.

Jan 11, 2021 5:52 AM EST

Rights himself in time for playoffs

Parkey made all of his kicks Sunday, connecting on his lone field-goal attempt and three of three extra-point kicks in Week 17's 24-22 win over Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Parkey occupied a warm seat after missing kicks in three consecutive games. The matter did not rise to 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.

Jan 3, 2021 6:32 PM EST

Coach expresses confidence

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.

Analysis: Stefanski was asked if he's considering a change at placekicker and did not answer it 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.

Dec 29, 2020 3:05 AM EST

Misses piling up

Parkey made his lone field-goal attempt and one of two extra-point kicks in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: The failed extra point did not impact the final outcome, but Parkey has missed an extra-point kick in three straight games. He also missed a 39-yarder during that stretch. He had been hot from Week 2 through 13 before this latest stretch.

Dec 28, 2020 3:53 AM EST

Missed kick not a factor

Parkey did not attempt a field goal and made two of three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Parkey missed his third of nine kicks over the last two weeks, but unlike last week's game against Baltimore, his miss Sunday night was not a factor in the outcome. He'll look to right himself Week 15 on the road against the Jets, who rank 29th in fantasy scoring allowed to kickers.

Dec 21, 2020 3:08 AM EST

Misses two Monday

Parkey missed his lone field-goal attempt and made four of five extra-point kicks in Monday's 47-42 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Parkey missed a 39-yarder, his second miss from the 30-39 range, but overall he's been accurate and provided stability in the kicking game. He's made 85 percent of his field-goal attempts (17-of-20) and 95 percent of his extra-pointers (37-of-39) this season. Parkey and the Browns travel to New York next Sunday night for a game against the Giants' 10th-ranked scoring defense.

Dec 15, 2020 5:27 AM EST

Records double-digit scoring

Parkey made two of two field-goal attempts and was successful on all five extra-point kicks in Sunday's 41-35 win over Tennessee.

Analysis: Parkey's 11 points were the most since Week 5, and this was the eighth time in 11 starts he has not missed a kick. The Browns return home for a Week 14 match against Baltimore, whose defense ranks third in points allowed per game (19.5).

Dec 7, 2020 3:17 AM EST

No misses in Week 12

Parkey made two of two field-goal attempts and was successful on all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 27-25 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Parkey has missed just three kicks all season and been successful on 88 percent (15-for-17) of his field-goal attempts. He ranks 25th in kicker scoring, albeit with one fewer game than most others, and averages 7.3 points per game.

Nov 30, 2020 6:39 AM EST

Posts seven points in win

Parkey was successful on two of three field-goal attempts and made his lone extra-point kick in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Parkey missed the practice week while on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but was cleared over the weekend and continued to be a consistent scorer when called upon. His lone miss was a 47-yarder that was blocked. Parkey's missed just two of 41 attempts. Week 12 could be a favorable one for Parkey; the Browns are on the road in Jacksonville against the league's 30th-ranked scoring defense (29.8 PPG).

Nov 23, 2020 5:41 AM EST

Cleared to play

Parkey (undisclosed) has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Technically, Parkey will still have to test negative Sunday morning, but that appears to be a formality at this point. He was originally placed on the list after being considered a high-risk contact with a non-staff practitioner who tested positive earlier in the week. Barring any setbacks, look for the 28-year-old to take on his usual kicking duties.

Nov 21, 2020 10:09 AM EST

Still not practicing

Parkey (undisclosed) is not present at Friday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Parkey remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and it still appears as though Saturday will be his first possible chance to return to team facilities. The kicker was initially placed on the COVID list Wednesday, alongside teammates Jack Conklin and Charley Hughlett.

Nov 20, 2020 10:13 AM EST

Placed on COVID-19 list

Parkey has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: The same applies to teammates Jack Conklin and Charley Hughlett, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noting that the trio are considered high-risk close contacts, which clouds their availability for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Nov 18, 2020 8:36 AM EST

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