LAKE FOREST, Unwell. — Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey will spend a part of his Wednesday night practising at Soldier Field, the place the veteran missed 4 kicks off the uprights in final Sunday’s victory towards the Detroit Lions.
Parkey confirmed to reporters that he’ll make the 35-mile trek from the workforce’s suburban practice facility to the downtown stadium so as to “do all the things I presumably can to make kicks.”
“I assume simply examine all of the containers you may, proper?” Parkey mentioned. “I imply, it will possibly’t damage.”
The 2 most profitable kickers in Bears’ historical past, Kevin Butler and Robbie Gould, used to routinely journey to Soldier Field in the course of the common season to practice kicking within the Chicago lakefront’s unpredictable winds.
The Bears (6-Three) host the Minnesota Vikings (5-Three-1) in a key division recreation Sunday evening.
“As a kicker, that is my fifth season doing this, I’ve had highs, I’ve had lows, Parkey mentioned. “So sadly it comes with the territory generally. I do not get down on myself. I do know I am an awesome kicker. I am simply going to go on the market Sunday and take a look at my greatest.”
Parkey misfired on two area targets and two extra factors Sunday. He has failed to convert on 5 area targets in 9 video games for the Bears, and he is simply 5 of eight on makes an attempt between 40-49 yards.
Parkey was a dear offseason pickup for the Bears. Previously a member of the Eagles, Browns and Dolphins, Parkey signed a four-year, free-agent contract with Chicago that included $9 million in assured cash. He’ll take residence $5.5 million in 2018, and his $2.750 million base wage for subsequent season is totally assured.
The Packers’ Mason Crosby, earlier this season, turned the primary kicker to miss 4 area targets and an extra level in a recreation since 1997. Crosby went on to win NFC Particular Groups Participant of the Week honors the week after his disastrous efficiency.
“Mason Crosby is a superb kicker, and it was actually superior [the way he bounced back],” Parkey mentioned. “Hopefully I can exit and do the identical factor.”