After the frustrating 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in which Austin Seibert missed both of his attempts, the Cleveland Browns found a new kicker
Source: The #Browns are signing K Cody Parkey to their 53-man roster, a sign he’ll kick on Thursday night.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 14, 2020
The Browns signed kicker Cody Parkey, who last kicked for the Tennessee Titans in three games in 2019.
He most recently played a full season in 2018 when he went 23 for 30 on field goals for the Chicago Bears.
The kicker is returning to Cleveland for a second stint.
In 2016, Parkey played 14 games for the Browns in which he made 20 of his 25 field goal attempts and made 20 of his 21 extra points.
Kevin Stefanski and Andrew Berry are moving swiftly after the Browns struggled their way to the tune of the worst loss of any team during Week 1.
Parkey, who made the Pro Bowl and All-Rookie Team in his rookie 2014 season, has an 84.3 percent career kicking percentage.
His field goal percentage ranks 13th among active kickers and 17th all-time.
Parkey expects to replace Seibert, who is in his second season in the NFL.
Seibert’s first season was a strong one, as he went 25 for 29 on his field goal attempts, but he did miss five extra points.
After Seibert missed an extra point in the first quarter and a 41-yard field goal in the second quarter, the Browns may say goodbye to their 2019 fifth-round selection.
If Parkey kicks on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, there is a strong chance he will look better than Seibert did in Week 1.
The 0-1 Browns will be hosting the 0-1 Bengals in their home opener.
Stefanski has many things to worry about for Week 2, but he hopes that after Thursday’s contest, the kicker position is not one of those areas in need of improvement.