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Browns bring back Cody Parkey, re-signing kicker to 1-year deal

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Posted at 7:47 PM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 19:47:23-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns are bringing back kicker Cody Parkey for the 2021 season, the team announced on Friday.

The Browns and Parkey agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,212,500, including a $137,500 signing bonus, $200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,212,500, according to Spotrac.

Parkey took over as the Browns kicker last season in the second week, after the team moved on from Austin Seibert, and became a stabilizing force at the position despite some doubts about the decision to sign him.

Last season, Parkey finished 19-22 on field goals and made all but one of his 11 attempts from 40 yards out or more. As for extra points, Parkey went 43-of-47.

While there were a couple kicks in the regular season Parkey would have liked back, he was perfect in the postseason, making all 11 of his kicks in the playoffs—eight extra points and three field goals.

Since his NFL career began in 2014, Parkey has hit 121 of his 143 field goals attempted and has made all but 12 of his 209 extra point attempts.

Parkey rejoined the Browns last season after being waived by the team four years ago. He played for the Browns in 2016, when he made 20 of his 25 field-goal attempts and 20 of his 21 extra-point attempts.

He was waived from the Browns in 2017 and spent time with Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears (where he missed the famous field goal attempt dubbed the “double doink”) and the Tennessee Titans.

Parkey’s holder, punter Jamie Gillan, expressed his excitement about the kicker's return on Twitter Friday.

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Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

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Preseason

WEEK 1 · TBD· At Jacksonville Jaguars (TBD/News 5 Cleveland)
WEEK 2 · TBD · New York Giants (TBD/News 5 Cleveland)
WEEK 3 · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (NBC)

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WEEK 6 · Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (FOX)

WEEK 7 · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

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WEEK 12 · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)

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