Cody Parkey‘s missed field goal in the playoff loss to the Eagles will be his last as a Bear.
The Bears will release Parkey at the start of the league year, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
That’s going to be an expensive decision: Parkey is due $3.5 million guaranteed in 2019. The Bears have to pay that even if they cut him.
But Parkey had a poor season that had a terrible ending, and he seemed to alienate the Bears’ coaching staff and front office with the TV interview he gave days after his season-ending miss. Now he’s on the way out in Chicago, and the Bears will need to find a new kicker for 2019.