Vick cameo highlight for Jets
PHILADELPHIA — Cody Parkey hit the ball so well he got high-fives before his kicks even sailed through the uprights.
Parkey made field goals of 54, 53 and 25 yards to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Jets 37-7 in the preseason finale Thursday night.
The Eagles (2-2) and Jets (2-2) rested most of their starters and several backups. Michael Vick made a one-play cameo in his first game back in Philadelphia. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback will start the season as Geno Smith’s backup.
Former Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez watched along with starter Nick Foles from the Eagles’ sideline.
Parkey’s performance increased the rookie kicker’s chances of beating out Alex Henery for a roster spot. Henery, a fourth-round draft pick in 2011, was 1-for-3 in the preseason after missing a costly field goal in a 26-24 playoff loss to New Orleans.
Parkey, who led the NCAA in touchbacks as a senior at Auburn last year, was 2 for 2 in field-goal tries for Indianapolis before the Eagles acquired him in a trade last Wednesday.
He nailed a 54-yarder right down the middle in the second quarter and hit from 25 right before the half ended. His 53-yarder came in the third quarter. Parkey also had a few deep kickoffs.