The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.
Signed to a four-year contract in March, Parkey made just 23 of 30 field goals during the regular season for the third-lowest conversion rate in the NFL. He was 42 of 45 on extra points.
Six of his misses, counting the playoffs, hit uprights, including a 43-yard attempt in the closing seconds of the Bears’ wild-card loss to Philadelphia at Soldier Field that also ricocheted off the crossbar.
Parkey’s appearance on the “Today” show a few days later did not sit well with the Bears’ hierarchy.