Chicago worked out former Jets kicker Nick Folk on Friday but ultimately signed former Tulsa kicker Redford Jones.
The Chicago Bears signed former Tulsa kicker Redford Jones to the team on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jones made 169 of 172 extra points and 50 of 67 field goals from 2015-17 while with the Golden Hurricane.
The Bears signaled their plan to move on from kicker Cody Parkey on Friday morning when they began to work out "around 6-7 kickers", according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Former New York Jets kicker Nick Folk began Chicago's workouts on Friday morning.
Chicago's 2018 season ended on Parkey's foot in the NFC wild card round. The Auburn product double doinked a 43-yard field goal with ten seconds left against the Philadelphia Eagles, hitting both the upright and crossbar on his unsuccessful potential game-winner. The Bears lost 16-15 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Parkey struggled in 2018 prior to his double-doink miss. He ranked No. 30 out of 32 kickers with at least 15 attempts in field-goal percentage, with seven missed field goals in the regular season.