Bears Release K Cody Parkey, Tender Three ERFAs


The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they’ve officially released K Cody Parkey

The Bears also signed three exclusive free agents including DE Roy Robertson-Harris, OLB Isaiah Irving and OL Rashaad Coward.

Bears GM Ryan Pace said a few weeks ago that they will designate Parkey as a post-June 1 cut after the start of the league year.

According to, the Bears will reduce Parkey’s 2019 cap hit from $5,187,500 to $4,062,500. Unfortunately, Chicago will not pick up any cap space from this move.

Parkey, 26, originally signed on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn back in May of 2014. However, he was traded to the Eagles after a few months in exchange for RB David Fluellen.

Parkey lasted two years in Philadelphia before being waived and later signed with the Browns as a free agent. Cleveland elected cut Parkey loose in 2017 as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit and he was claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins.

The Bears elected to sign Parkey to a four-year, $15 million contract that includes $9 million guaranteed last year. He was set to make base salaries of $2.75 million and $2.625 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Parkey appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and

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