Tired of Murderleg and Noodleleg, the Eagles have traded running back David Fluellen (whom they were about to release anyway) to the Colts for kicker Cody Parkey (who had already been placed on waivers).
Just yesterday, Zach Berman wrote that the Eagles were still keeping their options open at kicker since Alex Henery has the leg strength of a tall bird.
Parker was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colts and waived yesterday in favor of Adam Vinatieri, who is 602.
To make room for Cureton, the team waived rookie kicker Cody Parkey. Parkey wouldn’t have made the final roster unless Adam Vinatieri wasn’t healthy, but he did have some nice kickoffs and made two field goals last week against the Giants. Inexperienced kickers sometimes bounce around for a while before making a team, but Parkey did exactly what he needed to do in his short time with Indianapolis and still could find himself playing football somewhere soon.
And here’s video of him kicking field goals in perfect indoor conditions:
Haven’t seen a kicker make a 51+ yarder since Akers.
UPDATE: It’s Parkey, not Parker.