Cleveland Browns sign place kicker Cody Parkey

Already down, the Browns have been kicked again by the injury bug.

The long list of Browns injuries was lengthened today when kicker Patrick Murray hurt his knee in a walkthrough practice.

BEREA, Ohio- The Cleveland Browns signed former Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey, the team announced on Saturday.

With Murray's injury, the Browns have lost six starters after just the first two games this season. Murray injured that same knee last season, resulting in a season-ending ACL tear. Originally signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Parkey was traded to Philadelphia during said preseason and went on to set the National Football League rookie scoring record (large in part to Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense), setting an Eagles single-season record with 150 points, earning himself a Pro Bowl selection.

Parkey converted 32 of 36 field goal attempts and all 54 extra points.

Parkey lost a preseason kicking battle with Caleb Sturgis and was released by the Eagles on September 3.

As if this wasn't enough for the Browns, they could be without two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden on Sunday.

Quarterback Josh McCown's collarbone injury will force him out for a few games or more, meaning it's on to their third string QB in this year's third-round draft pick Cody Kessler.

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