The Bears aren’t wasting any time this offseason when it comes to upgrading their special teams.
The team worked out free-agent kicker Nick Folk on Friday, according to NFL Network.
The #Bears begin work to improve their kicking situation, working out FA K Nick Folk today, source said. Cody Parkey is on thin ice, of course.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2019
This comes after Bears current kicker Cody Parkey had an up-and-down year, capped off by missing a game-winning field goal in the playoffs at home against the Eagles.
During the regular season, Parkey converted 76.7 percent of his field goal attempts, ranking 28th out of 30 qualified kickers.
Parkey, who missed four kicks in a November game against the Lions and 11 total in 2018, signed a four-year, $15 million deal last spring to be the Bears’ kicker of the future.
Folk, 34, has a career field-goal percentage of 80.3 and has made 98.8 percent of his extra points. He has played for the Cowboys, Jets and Buccaneers during his 11-year NFL career.