Mike Nugent K CIN Dec 20 '12

Bengals K Mike Nugent (calf) was downgraded to a missed practice on Thursday.

The Bengals expected their kicking decision to come down to a game-time call this week. It now looks like Josh Brown has the inside track to get the nod versus the Steelers.

Mike Nugent K CIN Dec 18 '12

Bengals K Mike Nugent (calf) is considered questionable for Week 16.

Nugent has missed the last two games. During that time, replacement Josh Brown has gone 6-for-6 on field goals, including one from 52 yards out. Nugent shouldn't be considered a lock to get his job back even once 100 percent.

Mike Nugent K CIN Dec 06 '12

Bengals K Mike Nugent (calf) is expected to sit out Week 14 versus the Cowboys following the signing of Josh Brown.

With a Thursday night game on the docket for Week 15 at Philadelphia, Nugent could end up missing two games. The injury is believed to be only a tweak, so Nugent is not yet in danger of landing on injured reserve.

Mike Nugent K CIN Dec 05 '12

Bengals K Mike Nugent (calf) missed Wednesday's practice.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals will work out free agents Nate Kaeding and Josh Brown on Thursday, so it's possible Nugent is going to miss time. Cincinnati's "franchise player" over the offseason, Nugent is 19-of-23 on field-goal attempts this season.

Mike Nugent K CIN Apr 25 '12

Bengals signed franchise player Mike Nugent to a one-year, $2.654 million contract.

Nugent, 30, will be fully guaranteed the salary for the 2012 season, and the Bengals are likely interested in a long-term deal. An early-career bust as a former second-round pick by Herm Edwards' Jets, Nugent has gotten his career on track recently. He converted 33 of his 38 field goal attempts last season. Nugent can't be expected to match that production from a fantasy perspective in 2012, but he's certainly got a very strong leg.

Mike Nugent K CIN Mar 02 '12

Bengals assigned the franchise tag to K Mike Nugent.

The kicker franchise tag is estimated at $2.6 million to $2.7 million. Nugent, 30, nailed 33 of his 38 field goal attempts in 2011, good for a percentage of 86.8. He also had a stunning 36 touchbacks. Strong-legged and finally polished in terms of accuracy, Nugent recovered perfectly from a torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus suffered in his kicking leg in November of 2010.

Mike Nugent K CIN Feb 18 '12

Re-singing free agent K Mike Nugent is exepcted to be a priority for the Bengals.

Mike Nugent K CIN Aug 08 '11

Mike Nugent (knee surgery) did not miss a field goal during the first week of camp.

Nugent banged a 54-yarder on Saturday, confirming that his knee is at full strength. Still, he's proven to be inconsistent throughout his career and the Bengals offense projects as plodding. We can do better at kicker.

Mike Nugent K CIN Aug 01 '11

Coach Marvin Lewis is satisfied with the way Mike Nugent (torn ACL, MCL) is kicking early in camp.

The release of Clint Stitser was a vote of confidence for Nugent, who is "pretty much" all the back to pre-injury form. We're still avoiding Nugent in fantasy drafts, as he was among the most inconsistent kickers in the league even before the injury.

Mike Nugent K CIN Jul 26 '11

Bengals K Mike Nugent (torn ACL, MCL) received medical clearance from Ohio State doctors to participate in training camp.

The former Buckeye is awaiting clearance from Bengals doctors, with whom he'll be able to visit today. Nugent is now over eight months removed from blowing out his knee. He tore his ACL, MCL, and meniscus in mid-November last season.