The Browns are likely to sign free agent kicker Cody Parkey, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (Twitter link). If a deal materializes, Parkey will fill in for Patrick Murray, who hurt his left knee in practice Friday. The severity of the injury isn’t yet known, but Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com notes (via Twitter) that Murray tore his ACL in the same knee two years ago.
The 24-year-old Parkey spent the first two seasons of his career with Philadelphia, which cut him Sept. 3. As a rookie in 2014, the former Auburn Tiger connected on 32 of 36 field goals and nailed all four attempts of 50-plus yards en route to a Pro Bowl bid. Parkey then began last year by making three of his first four field goal tries and going a perfect 7 of 7 on extra points, but he landed on injured reserve Sept. 29 with a groin injury.
Between his departure from the Eagles and his forthcoming deal with the Browns, Parkey garnered interest from the Giants.
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