Cody Parkey

Cleveland Browns
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Cleveland Browns
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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

Four points in low-scoring affair

Parkey converted his lone field-goal attempt and one extra-point kick in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Parkey's 41-yard, first-quarter field goal navigated windy conditions and turned out to be the difference. He's missed only two kicks this season, but the offense hasn't given Parkey many opportunities of late. Cleveland's scored 10 or fewer points in three of the last four games.

Nov 16, 2020 4:46 AM EST

Missed first FGA

Parkey successfully converted two of three field-goal attempts and did not have an extra-point try in Sunday's 16-6 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Windy conditions contributed to a low-scoring affair in which throwing became a challenge. Parkey's miss from 37 yards, his first missed FGA of the season, would have brought the Browns within one score late in the game. The miss was hardly his fault as the ball went on a wild journey after leaving his foot. It headed for the middle of the uprights before extreme wind pushed it left, like a curveball, and clanged off the upright. Parkey and the Browns will return to action Week 10 at home against Houston following a bye.

Nov 2, 2020 5:43 AM EST

Misses first kick

Parkey was successful on his lone field-goal attempt and made four of five extra-point kicks in Sunday's 37-34 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Parkey rebounded from a one-point effort last week to record seven points in the win. The extra-point miss, his first missed kick of any kind this season, came on the final score of the game with 15 seconds remaining. It gave the Bengals a slight window to kick a game-tying field goal instead of needing to go the length of the field, but the Browns strategically managed the clock and the kickoff to leave Cincinnati no option but a Hail-Mary pass. Week 8 brings a potentially lucrative matchup against the Radiers, who rank 31st with 32.8 points allowed.

Oct 26, 2020 6:42 AM EST

Single point in loss

Parkey made his lone extra-point kick in Sunday's 38-7 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Parkey's leg was not needed as Pittsburgh kept the Browns' offense in check. Down multiple scores early, Cleveland was not in a position to settle for field goals, nor were they ever in position to even decide about going for three points. This was the first time in four games that Parkey has not produced double-digit points. He'll look to bounce back Week 7 against the 1-4-1 Bengals.

Oct 19, 2020 5:07 AM EST

Another double-digit week

Parkey successfully converted three of three field-goal attempts and three of three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 32-23 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Parkey has stabilized the Browns' placekicking since his arrival in Week 2. He has yet to miss a kick and recorded his third straight game of double-digit point production. He's scored 10, 11 and 12 points the last three weeks. Sunday's win was the fourth straight for the Browns, who have scored more than 30 points in each of the four games and averaged 37.5 during the winning streak.

Oct 12, 2020 5:27 AM EST

No misses again

Parkey converted two of two field-goal attempts and made all five extra-point kicks in Sunday's 49-38 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Parkey, who scored 10 points in Week 3, produced his second consecutive double-digit scoring effort. He's solidified the kicking game since taking over for Austin Seibert following a Week 1 loss. Parkey's made 14-of-14 extra-point attempts and converted all four field-goal kicks. He's helped by the Browns' offense which ranks fourth in scoring at 31 points per game.

Oct 5, 2020 5:50 AM EST

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