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Eagles get kicker Cody Parkey for David Fluellen
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The Eagles have brought in more competition for Alex Henery.

Shortly after announcing they had released running back David Fluellen on Wednesday, the Eagles traded the rookie running back to the Indianapolis Colts for kicker Cody Parkey, a rookie out of Auburn.

The Colts waived Parkey on Tuesday night, and the deal was worked out before Parkey cleared waivers and just before Fluellen's release became official with the league (it would have at 4 p.m.).


Parkey now gives the Eagles three kickers, joining fellow rookie Carey Spear. But Spear probably won't be here much longer.

Parkey is the only one of the three who's made a field goal this preseason. He signed with the Colts as a free agent this spring and has hit both of his field-goal attempts, including a 45-yarder.

Henery has attempted only one field goal this preseason, a 47-yarder against New England, and missed it badly.

The Eagles brought in Spear to push Henery, but the Vanderbilt product has yet to live up to his Murderleg moniker. He hasn't earned a chance to attempt a field goal this preseason and in a joint practice with the Patriots last Wednesday missed 10 of 11 kicks, including those into a super-narrow goal-post.

As a senior with the Tigers last season, Parkey hit 14 of 19 field-goal attempts and also led the nation with 69 touchbacks.