Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 16 hours ago
With Dan Bailey (groin), who is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Chargers, anticipating playing in the contest, Nugent may not handle placekicking duties for the Cowboys in Week 12, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Despite Bailey's imminent return, it appears the Cowboys will keep Nugent on the roster this week, and it sounds like both kickers could be active Thursday. Bailey, who has missed the last four games while battling a groin strain, said he's experiencing slightly more stress on kickoffs than field goals, so Nugent could be called upon to handle the former duties if he ends up dressing for the Thanksgiving Day contest. However, if his point-scoring opportunities come to an end, Nugent would lose all of his fantasy value.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 2 days ago
Nugent converted all three of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 37-9 loss to the Eagles.
Nugent accounted for the entirety of Dallas' points, bringing his tally to 29 points in four appearances while Dan Bailey (groin) has been sidelined. With Bailey returning as a limited practice participant Monday, Nugent's fantasy stock for Thursday's game versus the Chargers will depend on whether the Cowboys' usual kicker is able to be cleared in time for kickoff.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 1 week ago
Nugent missed his lone field-goal attempt and made his only extra-point try en route to one point in Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Falcons.
Nugent hit the right upright with a 38-yard attempt during the third quarter. With the Cowboys offense unable to move the ball much, he was provided just one other scoring opportunity. His fantasy stock in Week 11 will depend on whether Dan Bailey (groin) can return from injury.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 2 weeks ago
Nugent did not attempt a field goal but did make all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 28-17 win over the Chiefs.
Nugent did all that was required of him Sunday, but his performance was a far cry from his 15 points during his Cowboys debut. Considering Nugent is a stand-in for Dan Bailey (groin), however, he should be happy with his production thus far.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 3 weeks ago
Nugent connected on four of five field-goal attempts and all three of his extra points in Sunday's win over Washington.
Given the rainy and miserable conditions that prevailed throughout the game, it was a very solid Cowboys debut for the veteran kicker. Nugent should hold onto the job for at least the next few weeks while Dan Bailey recovers from a groin strain, but his opportunities could begin to dwindle if the Dallas offense struggles without Ezekiel Elliott, who will begin serving his six-game suspension in Week 9.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 1 month ago
The Cowboys signed Nugent to a contract Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
The 35-year-old Nugent emerged as the victor from the workout the Cowboys staged earlier in the day for the right to replace injured kicker Dan Bailey (groin). The Cowboys aren't expected to move Bailey to injured reserve, so Nugent may only stick around with Dallas for a few games while the team waits for Bailey to heal up. Nugent appeared in 13 games with the Bengals last season, converting 23 of 29 field-goal attempts and 23 of 29 extra-point tries.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 3 months ago
Nugent was released by the Giants on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
This kicking battle turned out to be much fiercer than most expected, as both Nugent and 22-year-old Aldrick Rosas were perfect throughout the preseason and each displayed plenty of strength on kickoffs. Nugent, in particular, was five of five in exhibition play -- including two from beyond 50 yards against the Jets -- so he clearly still has it entering his 13th season in the league. However, the Giants went with Rosas, who went eight of eight this summer and could be their kicker of the future.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 4 months ago
Nugent signed a contract with the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Rosen of the Giants' official site reports.
The Giants will bring aboard Nugent to provide some experienced competition in training camp for the lone other kicker on the roster, Aldrick Rosas. The 35-year-old Nugent owns an 80.8 percent career accuracy rate on field-goal attempts across 13 seasons with the Jets, Buccaneers, Cardinals and Bengals, but he saw his performance slip a bit in 2017. Nugent missed six of his 29 extra-point attempts, which ultimately earned him his walking papers from Cincinnati last December.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 11 months ago
The Bengals released Nugent on Tuesday.
Those clamoring for a change of kickers in Cincinnati finally have closure in that department. After hitting his first 15 extra-point attempts of the season, Nugent has fallen apart from the longer distance in the interim, missing six of his last 14. In order to shore up the position, Randy Bullock will take over place-kicking duties.
Mike Nugent K DAL (6) 12 months ago
The Bengals will not work out any other kickers this week.
This despite yet another extra-point miss by Nugent, again to the right side. The takeaway from this can be either that the Bengals don't think that there's a better alternative out there, or that they've just given up trying.