Source: Eagles agree to terms with K Sturgis, place Parkey on IR
A leg injury suffered by Philadelphia’s Cody Parkey has ended his season and prompted the Eagles to sign another kicker.
A source confirmed to FOXSports.com that the Eagles have placed Parkey on injured reserve and agreed to contract terms with ex-Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis.
Parkey suffered what Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said was a leg injury during warmups before Sunday’s 24-17 win against the New York Jets. Parkey still kicked in the game and made a 30-yard field goal but none of his four kickoffs went for touchbacks.
Parkey, who suffered a preseason groin injury, has struggled getting distance on his kickoffs through the first three games. He also missed what would have been a potential game-winning 44-yard field goal attempt late in the fourth quarter of a Week One loss at Atlanta.
Sturgis was Miami’s kicker the past two seasons. He was beaten out in training camp by Andrew Franks.
A 2013 fifth-round draft pick, Sturgis has made 77.5 percent of his career field-goal attempts (55 of 71).
Other kickers working out Monday for the Eagles were veterans Billy Cundiff, Kai Forbath and Nick Novak.