The worst kept secret around the Bears this offseason has been that Cody Parkey would not be back with the team.

He was officially released on Wednesday. Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy had already said they would release Parkey at the start of the new league year in the NFL. That's exactly how it went down on Wednesday.

Parkey's official release was snuck in the bottom half of a press release that included the team tendering contracts to defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris, linebacker Isaiah Irving and offensive lineman Rashaad Coward.

The Bears have already signed two kickers to compete for the opening, Redford Jones and Chris Blewitt. More kickers are expected to join the competition.


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