Ron Parker
Ron Parker
32-Year-Old SafetyS
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ron Parker in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Chiefs in January of 2019.
Released by Kansas City
SFree Agent
January 15, 2019
Parker was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
Parker's release comes as a bit of a surprise after he played nearly 90 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season, though he was a healthy scratch near the end of the year. His release coincided with the activation of offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Parker will become a free agent and, barring he's signed by one of the other three remaining playoff teams, set his sights on making another roster in 2019.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Undrafted out of little-known Newberry College (enrollment a shade over 1,000 students), Parker made a home for himself in Kansas City over the past five seasons after bouncing between the Raiders, Seahawks and Panthers organizations during his first two professional seasons. The 31-year-old defensive back provides experience and versatility to the Falcons secondary and is slotted in to be the second-string option behind Keanu Neal at strong safety, though he still has the chops to start for about a quarter of the teams in the NFL.
A journeyman early in his career, Parker has found a home with the Chiefs over the past four seasons. Although 2016 didn't produce his best statistical results (61 tackles, one interception), the 29-year-old remains a valuable contributor in the team's secondary. It also wouldn't be surprising to see a slight improvement to his stats in 2017.
Parker is a difficult player to project, both due to his positional ambiguity and his strange box score. A versatile cornerback/safety tweener, Parker posted a stat line in 2015 resembling that of a 3-4 outside linebacker, somehow recording five sacks while finishing with just 78 tackles. You would expect a higher tackle total from someone playing so close to the line of scrimmage, especially given Parker posted 94 tackles the year prior. Without knowing the specific way Kansas City plans to deploy Parker, it's best to presume a wide range of possibilities.
Parker’s 2014 role with the Chiefs was one of versatility. While many of his games were spent at cornerback, the loss of Eric Berry led to a move back to safety. Regardless, the 27-year-old defensive back racked up 94 tackles (84 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one interception over the course of the season. With Berry’s status still highly in doubt and the Chiefs’ selection of Marcus Peters in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Parker will likely shift to safety on a permanent basis for the 2015 season. The team also added Tyvon Branch in the offseason, who could potentially threaten Parker for snaps, but will also provide depth for Parker to move back to cornerback if necessary. Either way, Parker stands a good chance to repeat his 2014 results.
Parker appeared in 16 games, starting one, for the Chiefs in 2013, recording 17 tackles and two picks in the process. He's in line to jostle for a an expanded role in the Chiefs' secondary this season in the wake of the release of Brandon Flowers.
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Parker is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Adam Teicher of reports.
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Leads team in tackles
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November 20, 2018
Parker recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and one pass defended in the Chiefs' 54-51 loss to the Rams on Monday.
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First sack since 2015
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November 14, 2018
Parker totaled two tackles and one sack during Sunday's 26-14 victory over Arizona.
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Nine stops versus Patriots
SKansas City Chiefs
October 15, 2018
Parker made nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 43-40 loss to the Patriots.
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Proving why he belongs
SKansas City Chiefs
September 10, 2018
Parker recorded eight tackles (six solo), two passes defensed and one interception across 82 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Chargers.
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