Asked after the game about the status of his kicker, Bears head coach Matt Nagy says there will be no competition for the job, even after Parkey managed to hit the uprights on four of the six kicks he attempted in the game.
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Parkey has now missed five field goals this season, a career high. The two extra points that he missed in the game were the first he’s missed all season long.
Bears G.M. Ryan Pace signed Parkey to a four-year contract earlier this year, with $9 million in guaranteed money. If the team were to cut him, they would have around over $5 million in dead cap money for the 2019 season.