Eagles Place Cody Parkey On IR, Sign Sturgis
The Eagles placed kicker Cody Parkey on injured reserve because of a groin injury and signed Caleb Sturgis to replace him.
The news was first reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
According to Chip Kelly, Parkey hurt himself during pregame against the Jets. The kicker previously hurt his groin during the preseason, but Kelly said today that Parkey didn’t re-aggravate his groin and classified it as a “new injury in his leg.”
It doesn’t sound like great news on the Andrew Gardner front, either.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) September 28, 2015
Matt Tobin filled in at right guard when Gardner went down with an injury Sunday.
Parkey made a 30-yard field goal in the Eagles’ 24-17 win over New York, but struggled on kickoffs and hit one out of bounds. He’s 3-for-4 on field goal attempts for the season, although the miss came late in the fourth quarter against Atlanta in a two-point loss.
Parkey, who made the Pro Bowl last year as a rookie, made 32 of his 36 attempts in 2014, including all four field goals of at least 50 yards.
Sturgis, meanwhile, spent the last two seasons with the Dolphins after Miami selected him in the fifth round of the 2013 draft. In his career, he’s made 55 of 71, or 77.5 percent, of his field goal attempts. The Dolphins released him before this season started.