15 days ago, Cody Parkey was an undrafted free-agent in camp behind future hall of fame kicker Adam Vinatieri for the Indianapolis Colts, with very little prospective chance to actually play in the NFL this year. A trade, and two 50 plus yard field goals later, and Parkey appears likely to be the Eagles’ week one kicker.
The Eagles saw enough out of rookie kicker Cody Parkey to give him a spot on the 53-man roster, two individuals with knowledge of the situation told NJ.com
They requested anonymity because the move was not yet official.
While Eliot Shorr-Parks, who first reported the news, hasn’t gotten official confirmation that Alex Henery will be released, you can connect the dots. Whether Parkey ends up being the Eagles’ long-term kicker or not remains to be seen, but he, not Henery, will be the opening week kicker.
Earlier today, the Eagles released Quarterback G.J. Kinne and Running-Back Henry Josey, two players who could very well be claimed on the waiver wire and find themselves on another NFL roster.
Update 1:40 PM EST: Henery has officially been cut.
All Eagles cuts are in. Alex Henery, Ed Reynolds, Damion Square, Matthew Tucker did not make it
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) August 30, 2014