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Chicago Bears Work Out Pro Bowl Kicker, Others To Challenge Cody Parkey

cody parkey attempts a kick against the eagles

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 06: Cody Parkey #1 of the Chicago Bears kicks a field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Soldier Field on January 06, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

It would appear that the Chicago Bears are not entirely ready to forgive kicker Cody Parkey after his rough kicking season, highlighted by a game-losing missed field goal in the Wild Card round.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Bears are bringing in free agent kicker Nick Folk as well as another half-dozen kickers for workouts.

The number of kickers the Bears are bringing in would indicate that the Bears are looking for any and all options to potentially replace Parkey.

A Pro Bowler as a rookie in 2014, Parkey finished the 2018 regular season going 23-for-30 on field goals, and missed three extra point attempts.

As for Parkey's potential replacements, Folk is the only kicker that has been identified so far.

An 11-year veteran with three different teams, Folk was named to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys.

He regressed in a big way in 2009, going just 18-for-28 and getting cut before season's end.

Folk joined the New York Jets in 2010 and revitalized his career under then-head coach Rex Ryan. He famously kicked a game-winning field goal against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2010 Wild Card playoff round.

The 34-year-old kicker was out of the NFL in 2018 and last played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.

His career field goal percentage is 80.3, with two seasons where he kicked for 90-percent or better.