On Friday, Cleveland Browns kicker Patrick Murray suffered a knee injury during practice that now has him listed as questionable on the injury report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Murray will need an MRI, which doesn’t sound good. With how close the game is, the team needs to add an insurance kicker at the very least, and Schefter says that will likely be former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey.
Browns are now likely to sign former Eagles and Colts K Cody Parkey to replace injured Patrick Murray, per source. Murray hurt knee today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2016
The knee that #Browns kicker Pat Murray injured in practice today is his left, same as the one he tore an ACL in 2 years ago, source says— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 23, 2016
Parkey was 32-of-36 (88.9%) in 2014 with the Eagles, but suffered a season-ending groin injury three weeks into the 2015 season. Caleb Sturgis filled in for Parkey the rest of 2015. The two competed during training camp this year, and Philadelphia opted to stick with Sturgis.
Travis Coons is also available, but it sounds like Cleveland will be going with Parkey. The tough thing is that Cleveland will have to make another roster move after already adding two temporary players this week for other injury-related reasons. I have to wonder if Murray just might end up going on injured reserve.