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Henery lost ground in the Eagles' kicking competition due to Cody Parkey's strong performance in Thursday's preseason finale, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The two kickers were both expected to get chances, but the Eagles opted to give Henery's turn to Parkey, after the latter hit a 54-yard field goal. Parkey followed with a conversion from 53 yards, thus becoming the favorite for the job. Head coach Chip Kelly said that he expects to make a decision Friday, although it's hard to imagine that his mind isn't already made up.
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Henery could maintain the Eagles' starting kicking position with an improved showing in Thursday's final preseason game, The News Journal reports.
Henery is coming off a poor season in which he posted a career-low 82.1 percent field goal conversion rate and ranked 26th out of 35 qualified kickers in touchbacks. Even with the Eagles challenging Henery to improve this offseason, he's made just one-of-three field goal attempts during the preseason. Cody Parkey is the latest competitor to Henery, but it remains to be seen how Philadelphia's kicking duties will be handled in Thursday's preseason finale. Nonetheless, Henery's job is under careful consideration.
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The Eagles are evaluating potential competitors for Henery's kicking job, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
A serious threat to Henery's job has not emerged, but it appears the team is not totally satisfied with how he has kicked during training camp, and wants to either provide some motivation or look at other players altogether. Though he is not a lock for the job at the moment, Henery is still the favorite to open the season as the Eagles' kicker.
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Alex Henery is facing competition this offseason for the first time in his career.
The Eagles signed Vanderbilt's Carey Spear aka "Murderleg" as a UDFA. Henery connected on just 82.1 percent of his field goals last season, tied for 22nd int he league. He also struggled to kick the ball out of the end zone on kickoffs.
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Coach Chip Kelly expressed displeasure with the performance of K Alex Henery in Saturday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.
Henery missed a 48-yard attempt and his kickoffs consistently sailed too low -- leading to a 39-yard return that set up the Saints' game-winning field goal as time expired. It's been a problem all year, as Henery couldn't even kick the ball out of the end zone in Minnesota's dome and he went just 23-of-28 on field goals. He should face competition in camp as he enters the final year of his contract in 2014.
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Alex Henery was 5-of-5 on field goals in Sunday's Week 5 win over the Giants.
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Eagles K Alex Henery has missed a field goal in three straight games.
All three of Henery's misses were from 40-49 yards out, leaving him at 2-of-5 from that range on the season. He's going to get opportunities as part of the Eagles' fastbreak offense, but fantasy owners may want to put him on the shelf until he regains some confidence. Chargers K Nick Novak is a worthwhile plug-n-play this week as he'll be facing Oakland.
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Coach Chip Kelly said he went for it on fourth down a lot at Oregon because he didn't have a strong kicker.
Kelly has a reputation for being a riverboat gambler that often eschews field goals on fourth down. "I think there's fallacy and reality," he said. "If you don't have a guy that can kick a long field goal, what are you going to do when the ball is on the 37-yard line?" Eagles kicker Alex Henery went 11-of-13 from 40-plus yards out last year.
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Eagles K Alex Henery reportedly kicked with a lot of confidence during offseason workouts.
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Eagles K Alex Henery has made 14 consecutive field goals.
After a somewhat slow start to the season, Henery has shown the form that made him a fourth-round pick in the draft. He hasn't missed since Week 4 and hit a 51-yarder in Week 16. Henery projects as a top-10 fantasy kicking option in 2012.