Former Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey still hasn’t found a new team yet, but at least one team could be interested in his services.
According to multiple reports, including from ESPN’s Field Yates, the Indianapolis Colts auditioned six different kickers on Tuesday, including Parkey. Elliott Fry, who lost out on the Bears’ kicking competition to Eddy Piñeiro, was also one of the six kickers that was at the tryout.
Cole Hedlund, Greg Joseph, Younghoe Koo, and Chase McLaughlin also tried out, according to the team.
Parkey was cut by the Bears earlier this year after missing a game-winning field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Wild Card Game. Parkey’s appearance on the “Today” show further soured the team on him, and they cut him loose with three years left on his contract.
Earlier this summer, Parkey reportedly had a tryout with the New York Jets, but the team ended up signing Sam Ficken instead.
The Colts are at least kicking the tires (no pun intended) on kickers after rumors began to swirl that long-time kicker Adam Vinatieri was contemplating retirement after a rough start to the season. The team has apparently smoothed things over with him, but are keeping their options open moving forward.