Parkey. Get used to the name, as Cody Parkey is the new Philadelphia Eagles kicker.
The Philadelphia Eagles have used this offseason to get stronger in, arguably, every area. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis has added to his ranks through the draft and free agency. The Eagles offense added a new pair of rookie wide receivers, giving greater depth and versatility. The Eagles special teams added experienced, quality special teams players.
Last week, General Manager Howie Roseman and Head Coach Chip Kelly pulled a masterstroke. The Eagles front office released former kicker Alex Henery. Henery had been inconsistent all last season and had not shown his best during the preseason or training camp. In Henery’s place steps Cody Parkey. Parkey is an undrafted rookie from Auburn college, who initially signed with the Indianapolis Colts following this season’s draft.
The Philadelphia Eagles had to do something at the kicker position. Whilst I was rooting for Henery to improve, even predicting that he would make the Pro Bowl, Henery never reached the heights that his talent should have allowed him. It may just be that the pressure-cooker environment of the NFL was just too much for Henery.