Bears unhappy with Parkey's TODAY spot

Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt

Asked his reaction to finding out Parkey had gone on the daily morning show, Nagy said, "For me, and you understand that we always talk about a "we" and not a "me" thing, and we always talk as a team, we win as a team, we lose as a team". "I didn't necessarily think [the appearance] was too much of a we thing".

They sure sound done with the headache of Cody Parkey, both from all the missed kicks and his self-serving use of national media.

Parkey, 26, kicked for the Browns, Eagles and Dolphins before the Bears.

"We know that position is an emphasis for us", Pace said. Pace added that the Bears "need to be better there" and that they "need more production" there. Bears GM Ryan Pace was recently asked about Parkey's future with the team, and his answer wasn't very reassuring for those hoping to see Parkey back with the team in 2019.

Pace merely said the inquiry about the possibility of adding Hunt was "a good question" and added, "Those things are all going to have to play out". Parkey explained his feelings about his missed kick, thanked his teammates for support, touted how the Bears were like a "family" and even discussed how he and his wife were reminded of how many people love and support them. The coach met with 65 players for exit interviews following the Bears' 16-15 loss to the Eagles and said he had "a good interview" in the time spent with Parkey. Hunt remains on the commissioner's exempt list and is a free agent after being released by the Chiefs, and Nagy said he talked to the Pro Bowl running back just last week.

Nagy certainly watched it, though.

Pace didn't hold back when mentioning that the team plans to improve at kicker and that seems to be a nicer way of telling Parkey that he's all but done suiting up for the Bears. That clearly was not the procedure with Parkey here. Parkey signed a four-year, $15 million dollar contract before the 2018 season in a deal that includes $9 million in guaranteed money. That will sting if and when it happens, especially as the Bears are projected to be somewhere around $20 million under the cap now, and they have a few starters who are pending free agents, including S Adrian Amos, CB Bryce Callahan and OT Bobby Massie.

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