Colts Tried Out 10 Players Including Six Kickers

     

The Indianapolis Colts brought in 10 free agents for tryouts on Tuesday, according to Howard Balzer

The full list of workouts for the Colts includes:

  1. K Elliott Fry
  2. K Cody Parkey
  3. K Younghoe Koo
  4. K Greg Joseph
  5. K Cole Hedlund
  6. K Chase McLaughlin
  7. OT Gerhard deBeer
  8. OT Christian DiLauro
  9. OT Brandon Hitner
  10. C James Murray

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has been struggling quite a bit and while there was some speculation that he could be weighing retirement, Vinatieri made it clear that he plans to remain in Indianapolis and fix his issues. 

Parkey, 27, 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.

Chicago designated Parkey as a post-June 1 cut this offseason following his infamous missed field goal in the 2018 playoffs. 

In 2018, Parkey appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and made 23 of 30 field goal attempts (76.7 percent) and was 42-45 on extra points.

Koo, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Southern back in 2017. He was set to make a base salary of $465,000 for the 2017 season when the Chargers waived him a few weeks into the season.

In 2017, Koo appeared in four games for the Chargers and converted just three of six field goal attempts and all nine extra point tries.

Joseph, 25, wound up signing on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic back in 2018. He signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Dolphins but was waived coming out of the preseason.

The Browns signed Joseph in September following an injury and he started the rest of the season for them. Cleveland waived him this preseason after electing to go with fifth-round rookie Austin Seibert instead.

In 2018, Joseph appeared in 14 games and made 17-20 field goal attempts (85 percent) with a long of 51 yards. He also made 25-29 extra points attempts (86.2 percent).

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