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Browns promote K Parkey, put TE Njoku on IR

Field Level Media
15 Sep 2020, 05:19 GMT+10

The Cleveland Browns made a quick change at kicker Monday by signing Cody Parkey from their practice squad.

The move comes one day after 2019 fifth-round draft pick Austin Seibert missed both of his kicks -- a 41-yard field goal and an extra point -- in Sunday's season-opening 38-6 loss at Baltimore.

The Browns waived Seibert, 23, who made 25 of 29 field-goal attempts and 30 of 35 PATs in 16 games with the Browns as a rookie in 2019.

Cleveland also placed tight end David Njoku on injured reserve Monday with a knee injury. He caught all three of his targets for 50 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens before leaving in the second half.

Njoku, 24, has 96 receptions for 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns in 37 games since the Browns made him a first-round pick (29th overall) in 2017. He missed 12 games last season with a broken wrist.

Parkey, 28, was a Pro Bowl selection as a 2014 rookie with Philadelphia but has bounced around with four other teams in the past four years -- including the Browns.

He has converted 84.3 percent of his field goals (102 of 121) and 95.1 percent of his extra points (154 of 162) in 68 games with the Eagles (2014-15), Cleveland Browns (2016), Miami Dolphins (2017), Chicago Bears (2018) and Tennessee Titans (2019).

With his Bears trailing the Eagles 16-15 in an NFC wild-card playoff game at Soldier Field on Jan. 6, 2019, Parkey missed a game-winning field goal when his 43-yard attempt struck the left upright and the crossbar -- dubbed the "double doink."

--Field Level Media

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