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Cody Parkey expected to sign with Tennessee Titans tomorrow

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Cody Parkey expected to sign with Tennessee Titans tomorrow

It looks like—nine months after double-doinking a game-ending field goal that could have sent the Bears to last season’s NFC Divisional round—Cody Parkey has found a new home. 

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday afternoon that the Titans are flying Parkey into Tennessee tonight and are expected to sign him tomorrow:

The news comes on the heels of the Titans releasing Cairo Santos, who had been handling the team’s kicking duties for the first five weeks of the season. In Sunday’s Week 5 loss to the Bills, Santos went 0-for-4 on field goal attempts, including two misses from inside 36 yards. The 0-fer moved Santos to 4-for-9 on the year.

Parkey worked out for the Jets back in August and the Titans in September.

The Bears and Titans are not currently slated to cross paths this season (barring what would be a preposterously unlikely Super Bowl matchup). That’s probably good news for Parkey, who wouldn’t be received warmly by the Chicago faithful.

At 2-3, the Titans are currently on the outside looking in in the AFC playoff picture, but if they can jump back into the mix, Parkey could happen into a chance for some semblance of redemption down the line.

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Pro Football Focus predicts Colts TE Eric Ebron to Bears

Pro Football Focus predicts Colts TE Eric Ebron to Bears

Now that Greg Olsen is spoken for by the Seahawks, the Bears must continue their search for an upgrade at tight end. Pro Football Focus has released their predictions for the top 50 free agents this offseason and they suspect the Bears will sign former Colts' TE Eric Ebron.

The argument put forward by PFF is solid. With both Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen underperforming in 2019, the Bears are desperate for anyone with experience at TE. Enter Ebron, who has been a consistent receiver putting up grades between 69.4 and 71.4 over the past four years of his career. During his first season in Indianapolis in 2018, Ebron scored 14 touchdowns. His 2019 season was cut short due to an ankle injury, with him scoring three touchdowns and 31 catches in 11 games. Consistency has been the biggest issue for the Bears offense, making Ebron an attractive prospect for Chicago. 

PPF projects the Bears will sign him to a 3-year, $7.5 million per year contract ($14 million guaranteed).

This isn’t the first time the 2018 Pro-Bowler has been connected to the Bears. Eagle-eyed fans caught Ebron interacting with Akiem Hicks and Tarik Cohen on Twitter earlier this year, with many speculating the current Bears’ players were encouraging Ebron to join them at Soldier Field in 2020. 

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Teddy Bridgewater too expensive for the Bears?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Is Teddy Bridgewater too expensive for the Bears?

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