Eagles Trade For Kicker to Provide More Competition for Alex Henery
The Eagles have acquired kicker Cody Parkey from the Colts in exchange for running back David Fluellen.
Fluellen was a undrafted free agent signing out of Toledo after rushing for 3,336 yards and 28 scores in his college career.
The birds have been looking for more competition for incumbent Alex Henery who has been solid in camp, but struggled a bit in games.
"You've got to go by what the numbers are," said Eagles coach Chip Kelly. "I know Alex has missed two kicks all camp, was 5-for-5, and 50‑plus, was 8-for-8 in 45 to 49 in training sessions. He did miss one in the game. But I mean, it's also something we're not going to throw another guy out there."
One area that Henery has struggled is with kicking the ball deep into the end zone and getting touch backs, but it was clear that he was still beating Carey Spear easily.
"Alex still needs work, too," Kelly admitted. "We need to get Alex as much work as he can possibly get. It's clear in our mind that Alex is number one over Carey."
While he was clearly beating Spear, Parkey presents a different challenge - his 69 touch backs led the NCAA last season.