Eagles sign K Caleb Sturgis after Cody Parkey groin injury
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed kicker Caleb Sturgis and placed Cody Parkey on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.
Sturgis, a third-year pro, beat out former Redskins kicker Kai Forbath for the job. He kicked for the Miami Dolphins in each of the last two seasons, converting 55 of 71 field goal tries, with 13 coming from 50 or more yards.
The Eagles held a tryout for free-agent kickers after Parkey reinjured his strained groin on Sunday.
Parkey had been dealing with the injury since the preseason before reaggravating it during the Eagles’ 24–17 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.
The 23-year-old made 32 of 36 field goals as a rookie in 2014, tying former Eagles kicker Alex Henry as the third-most accurate rookie in NFL history. Parkey set the NFL rookie scoring record with 150 points.
Philadelphia (1–2) will travel to Washington to take on the Redskins (1–2) in a Week 4 NFC East matchup.
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