Source: Bears to release kicker Cody Parkey

The Chicago Bears are releasing kicker Cody Parkey, league sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

Parkey missed eight field goals — including a 43-yard kick that would have beaten the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the playoffs — in his first season with the Bears.

The Bears signed Parkey to a four-year deal that included $9 million in guaranteed money last March.

Bears coach Matt Nagy expressed disapproval with Parkey’s decision to appear as a guest on “The Today Show” five days after missing his final attempt against Philadelphia.

The NFL Network was first to report Parkey’s release.

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