Mike Nugent K CIN 3 months ago

Nugent has reached agreement on a two-year, $4 million contract with the Bengals, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Nugent is a reasonably accurate kicker, but he's never had one of the league's bigger legs. He thus won't hold a ton of fantasy appeal, unless the Cincinnati offense finally takes the next step.

Mike Nugent K CIN 5 months ago

Nugent returned to Monday's game against Denver despite suffering a hamstring injury during the contest.

Nugent suffered a minor hamstring injury Monday but is back on the field for the conclusion of the game against the Broncos. He was able to convert on a 23-yard field goal after initially suffering the injury and seems to be in the clear moving forward as a result.

Mike Nugent K CIN 5 months ago

Nugent suffered a hamstring injury during Monday's game against Denver but is listed as probable to return.

Without many viable backup options for Nugent, it would be somewhat surprising to not see him return to Monday's game. As it stands, he currently has converted on all three extra point attempts to go along with two successfully converted field goal attempts.

Mike Nugent K CIN 5 months ago

Nugent made all three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-0 victory over the Browns.

Nugent finally had a productive game after going two straight weeks without a field-goal attempt. Still, there are probably more reliable options available for you heading into Week 16.

Mike Nugent K CIN 7 months ago

Nugent made both of his field goal attempts in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

Nugent didn't have an attempt last week against the Colts when the Bengals got shut out, so these were his first two shots to redeem himself after missing a potential game-winner in overtime against Carolina.

Mike Nugent K CIN 8 months ago2 Comments

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said that he wouldn't bring in other kickers to look at this week, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Though Nugent has missed six kicks this year, he has earned a longer respite due to his body of work and his long kickoffs. That, and the potential pool of replacements isn't that inspiring.

Mike Nugent K CIN 8 months ago

Nugent missed a 36-yard field goal attempt at the end of overtime Sunday against the Panthers, making the game result in a tie.

The miss was Nugent's sixth of the season. He made three other attempts Sunday, but obviously all the attention will be paid to the miss, which was a clunker to the right. "A pathetic hit," Nugent said of his wide right. "It was probably the worst hit I ever had in a game in my career."

Mike Nugent K CIN 8 months ago

Nugent's three misses in Week 2 against the Falcons marked the first time he's missed three kicks in one game in his career.

Nugent said that his first missed kick Sunday begat the next one. "I kind of shocked myself and I did a bad job of overcompensating," Nugent said before Thursday's practice. "That's the first day of kicking. Don't overcompensate." Given how reliable Nugent has been in the past, he still has reasonable job security.

Mike Nugent K CIN 9 months ago

Nugent converted five-of-six field goal attempts en route to 15 total points in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Ravens.

Nugent made good from 49, 22, 28, 46, and 38 yards on his five respective field goals, with his only miss coming off a blocked attempt from 45 yards. That performance allowed Nugent to finish Week 1 tied for the lead in points scored among kickers.

Mike Nugent K CIN 9 months ago

Nugent's teammate, Quinn Sharp, was released by the Bengals on Monday, the The Sports Xchange reports.

The report notes that Sharp served as "a camp leg" to keep Nugent from being overworked during the preseason, as opposed to actually competing for the team's kicking assignment. In any case, in advance of Week 1, a presumably healthy Nugent is the only kicker the Bengals currently roster.