Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
2 months ago

Nugent knocked down his only field-goal attempt in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings to finish the season making 11 of 13 field goals in eight games between the Cowboys and Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent's 84.6 percent success rate was his best since 2011, and he's hovered between 79 and 83 percent for the majority of his 11-year career. The unrestricted free agent will likely have a chance to compete for a starting job with a team during training camp, and his fantasy value will be connected to his landing spot.

Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
2 months ago

Nugent did not attempt a field goal, but missed one of his three extra-point tries in Sunday's 20-3 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent has scored 15 points in three appearances since joining the Bears. Including his four games with the Cowboys earlier this season, he's missed just four of 28 total attempts.

Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
2 months ago

Nugent converted a field goal and extra point in Saturday's loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent was good from 41 yards out on his only field-goal attempt of the contest, but he ended with a disappointing four-point fantasy performance. Although he scored nine points in his debut with the team last week, playing for inconsistent offense makes him a shaky fantasy option.

Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
3 months ago

Nugent converted both of his field-goal attempts while connecting on three of four extra-point attempts in Sunday's victory over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent took advantage of one of Chicago's best offensive performances of the season as he posted the second-best fantasy performance by a Bears kicker this season. He could be a sneaky fantasy option, as Chicago kickers have been provided with multiple field goal opportunities in five of their last six games.

Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
3 months ago

The Bears plan to sign Nugent to replace Cairo Santos, who re-injured his groin during Sunday's 15-14 loss to the 49ers, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent previously filled in for the Cowboys' Dan Bailey, who also dealt with a groin injury but returned for Week 13. Given the state of Chicago's offense, Nugent will be among the least attractive options at his position. It doesn't help that he's never been good from distance, connecting on just 11 of 28 field-goal attempts from beyond 50 yards in his career.

Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
3 months ago

Nugent was officially released by the Cowboys on Monday, according to ESPN.com.

EDGE Analysis

With Dan Bailey (groin) healthy again, there's no place for Nugent on the Cowboys' roster. The 35-year-old will finish his four-game tenure in Dallas having made seven of nine field-goal attempts and all eight of his PATs.

Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
3 months ago

The Cowboys are slated to release Nugent in the near future, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Dan Bailey didn't attempt an extra point or field goal in his return Thursday, the Cowboys are confident he's past the groin injury that forced four DNPs in a row. As a result, the team doesn't have a need for a second kicker and will cut Nugent loose.

Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
3 months ago

Nugent (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Thursday against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nugent is yielding kicking duties to Dan Bailey, who has overcome a groin injury to end a four-game stretch of DNPs. Assuming Bailey doesn't falter or suffer another ailment, Nugent is a candidate to be released in the coming days.

Mike Nugent
K CHI (9)
3 months 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.

EDGE Analysis

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 CHI (9)
3 months ago

Nugent converted all three of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 37-9 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

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.