Colts deal kicker to Eagles for running back
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EditorsNote: Update: Adds details on Eagles PK competition Colts deal kicker to Eagles for running back
Parkey was waived Tuesday by the Colts, but the move was rescinded before the 4 p.m. ET deadline. Parkey signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn on May 11, and joins an interesting kicking situation in Philadelphia, where Corey Spear was signed to compete with incumbent Alex Henery but hasn't performed well enough in practice to earn a field-goal opportunity during the preseason.
The Eagles were openly disappointed with the hang time on Henery's kickoffs last season and have been seeking competition for the job. Parkey mad 15 of 21 field-goal opportunities as a senior last season.
Fluellen was the odd man out in the Eagles' backfield after the team acquired Kenjon Barner from the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, and was placed on waivers before the deal to the Colts was announced.
Fluellen played at the University of Toledo and finished fourth in school history with 3,336 rushing yards. As a senior last fall, Fluellen ran for a team-best 1,121 yards and 10 touchdowns. The year before as a junior, he rushed for 1,498 yards.
In another move Wednesday, the Colts waived running back Phillip Tanner.
Tanner signed with the Colts as a free agent on July 29. He was with the Dallas Cowboys for the previous three seasons and had 56 carries for 149 rushing yards and two touchdowns and added nine receptions for 93 yards.
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