After Sunday’s blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Cleveland Browns started to regroup and retool things as they prepare for a quick turnaround with Thursday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The team waived kicker Austin Seibert and have signed veteran Cody Parkey off the team’s practice squad to the active roster.
Seibert was the team’s fifth-round pick in 2019 out of Oklahoma and was the only kicker with the team throughout training camp but Parkey was worked out several times and was officially signed to the practice squad last Sunday.
Seibert missed an extra point attempt as well as a 41-yard field goal attempt in Sunday’s loss but the problems didn’t just start with him on Sunday.
Seibert missed five extra point attempts last season which was second to Adam Vinateri of the Indianapolis Colts who led the NFL with six missed attempts. Seibert was solid on field goal attempts making 86.2% (25 of 29).
Now the Browns will turn to Parkey who is making his second stint with Cleveland. Parkey was the kicker during the 2016 season making 20 of 25 field goal attempts and 20 of 21 extra point attempts.
Parkey is looking to resurrect his young NFL career after being forever marked for his missed game-winning attempt with the Chicago Bears against the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2018 postseason.
He did appear in three games for the Tennessee Titans last season but has been out of the league since last November.