“Alex was going to be up, but it was a longer field goal,” Parkey said. “They saw me hit the first one, so they wanted to see if I could do it again.”
It was the strongest indication that Chip Kelly, when he trims his roster to 53 before Saturday’s deadline for the regular season, had already made a decision. Parkey, acquired last week in a trade with the Colts, made a compelling case.
“That’s what we brought him in [for], to give Alex some competition,” Kelly said. “We’ll go through everything, what the whole week was like with him, and make our decisions on anybody tomorrow.”
Parkey’s other long field goal was a 54-yarder in the second quarter. He was also good from 25 yards just before the half. To put Parkey’s long-distance kicks into perspective, Henery had hit only 2 of 5 field goals beyond 50 yards in his NFL career, his longest at 51 yards.
Yeah, he done.