Cody Parkey has been cut.
The Bears announced Wednesday they have released their kicker.
The team also tendered contracts to all three of their exclusive free agents, including defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris, outside linebacker Isaiah Irving and offensive lineman Rashaad Coward.
We have tendered contracts to OL Rashaad Coward, OLB Isaiah Irving and DE Roy Robertson-Harris.
We have also released Cody Parkey.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 13, 2019
The Bears were expected to release Parkey at the start of the new league year despite signing him to a four-year deal worth $15 million before last season, which made him the league’s fourth-highest paid placekicker.
Chicago made the move all-but-official last week by signing free-agent kicker Chris Blewitt to an undisclosed deal.
Parkey, 27, missed a career-high seven field goals in the 2018-19 season. His crucial double-doink in the wild-card round ended the Bears’ postseason run with a 16-15 loss to the Eagles in front of a stunned home crowd.