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Former Bears kicker Cody Parkey says 'there's a reason' he's in Tennessee

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Former Bears kicker Cody Parkey says 'there's a reason' he's in Tennessee

Cover your eyes Chicago Bears fans. You may not like what's about to come next.

Former double-doink artist Cody Parkey is back in the NFL after signing with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, and he addressed the Bear-sized elephant in the room when asked about his mental approach to his craft after the devastating loss to the Eagles in January's wildcard playoff game.

“It’s a new year,” Parkey said Wednesday. “It’s 2019, not ’18 anymore. We’re chugging along, and I’m just excited to be a Titan.”

So, about that whole 'it's not 2018 anymore' part? Someone may want to remind Parkey that his botched kick did, in fact, take place in 2019. But that's beside the point.

“I think everything happens for a reason," Parkey said. "So there’s a reason I’m here in Tennessee, and I’m looking forward to the game on Sunday.”

There absolutely IS a reason why Parkey is a Titan and no longer a Bear. It's the same reason Chicago didn't advance to face the Rams in the NFC divisional round last season, and the same reason Parkey waited six weeks into the 2019 season to land a job.

Then again, if we count both doinks, maybe it's two reasons.

George Halas, Mike Ditka among three Bears named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

George Halas, Mike Ditka among three Bears named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

The Chicago Bears continue to be well-represented on the NFL 100 All-Time Team with three more additions to the roster Friday night: George Halas (coach), Dan Fortmann (offensive line) and Mike Ditka (tight end).

Halas' Bears coaching career spanned four decades and 324 wins. As the founder of the Bears and one of the NFL's original owners, his name is synonymous with the history of the league.

Halas is one of 10 coaches who will be selected to the All-Time Team. The coaches revealed so far include Bill Belichick, Tom Landry, Chuck Knoll, Vince Lombardi, Curly Lambeau, Joe Gibbs and Paul Brown.

Ditka was one of five tight ends chosen for the historic roster after a career that included five Pro Bowls in six years with the Bears. He last played for Chicago in 1966 but still holds the team records for career receptions, yards and touchdowns for a Bears tight end. He's also one of the franchise's all-time greatest personalities after leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl win as head coach in 1985.

Forttman, a seven-time Pro Bowler in the late-30s and early-40s, played guard for the Bears and was named to the 1940s All-Decade Team.

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Will Mitch Trubisky continue his hot run?

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Will Mitch Trubisky continue his hot run?

Ben Finfer, Ricky O'Donnell and Cam Ellis join Laurence Holmes on the panel.

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18:30 - Rick Hahn says the White Sox are better at the end of the Winter Meetings than they were at the beginning of it. So what's the next move that will make them even better?

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