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Why the Miami Dolphins added new kicker Cody Parkey

Cody Parkey was a Pro Bowler with the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

DAVIE β€” The Miami Dolphins made a change at kicker and punter and coach Adam Gase explained it was less about needing to make a change and more about the players they’ve added.

Miami added kicker Cody Parkey of Jupiter, releasing Andrew Franks.

β€œIt’s more in that general direction of there was a guy out there that we liked and we decided to make a change,” Gase said of Parkey.

The Dolphins had not brought in a kicker to compete with Franks this off-season.

Parker was a Pro Bowler with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, setting a franchise scoring record and NFL rookie scoring record with 150 points.

That season, Parkey converted 17 consecutive field goals, the second-longest streak in team history.

Last season, playing for the Cleveland Browns, Parkey missed five field goals between 40 and 49 yards, which is a big part of the reason why he was beaten out in camp.

In a loss at Miami last season, Parkey missed three field goals for the Browns, including what would have been a game-winner from 46 yards on the final play of regulation.

Asked about that game, Gase said: β€œI’m good. I …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post