NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The Saints wasted no time finding a new kicker after Aldrick Rosas missed his last three field goals. Two of them coming from the game against the Patriots.
New Orleans signed Cody Parkey to replace him. Parkey most recently was with the Cleveland Browns. The 2014 Pro Bowler and has made 121 out of 143 field goals in his career.
“He’s been steady,” said head coach Sean Payton. “His numbers have been good when you go back through it relative to his consistency and accuracy. Overall, it’s kind of a result-oriented business where you’re wanting to get to a certain percentage of made tries within a distance that you feel like you’re comfortable to relative to leg strength.”
“He’s a veteran player with relative poise. I think he’s tough. He’s mentally tough and we’re looking forward to having him.”
Payton admitted regretting have Rosas kick the 58-yard-field goal attempt against the Giants. Parkey is aware he potentially is in until Will Lutz is back. Lutz’s return is TBD recovering from surgery he had right before the start of season.