Matt Bryant
Falcons' Matt Bryant: Ruled out for Thursday
Matt Bryant, K, ATL
8/25/2016
News: Bryant will not play in Thursday's preseason matchup with Miami for undisclosed reasons.

Bryant is coming off of an injury shortened 2015 that saw him connect on just 14-of-18 field goals. Entering his age-40 season, the veteran kicker is competing with Shayne Graham, who replaced Bryant for the final six games of the season last year, for the kicker spot. Bryant's absence will give Graham a few extra in game reps in Thursday's game.

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Zach Hocker
Bengals' Zach Hocker: Strained tendon in plant foot
Zach Hocker, K, CIN
8/25/2016
News: Hocker has been bothered by a strained tendon in his plant foot, preventing him from practicing during most of training camp and the preseason, Bengals.com reports.

Hocker has missed out on an opportunity to displace incumbent Mike Nugent, who has missed three field goal attempts in the first two preseason games.

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Mike Nugent
Bengals' Mike Nugent: Rough preseason so far
Mike Nugent, K, CIN
8/25/2016
News: Nugent has missed three field goal attempts so far in the preseason, though his competition in camp has been hurt, Bengals.com reports.

Nugget might see a push from Zach Hocker on Sunday against Jacksonville. Hocker has been out the last two games with a strained tendon in his plant foot. Nugget has been serviceable but never really outstanding as a field goal kicker in his tenure with the team, though he's added to his value with his ability on kickoffs.

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Roberto Aguayo
Buccaneers' Roberto Aguayo: Struggles continue in Tuesday joint practice
Roberto Aguayo, K, TB
8/24/2016
News: Aguayo, who admitted Monday that he might be overthinking when kicking had another three misses in Tuesday's joint practice with the Browns, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The rookie kicker had admitted Monday that he was perhaps focusing "too much on detail and techniques" on the misses he'd had until that point, and that he just needed to "kick the ball." That approach would have come in handy Tuesday, when Aguayo misfired on three kicks in the joint practice session, including one particular miss that drew groans from the crowd. Head coach Dirk Koetter made no bones about his kicker's struggles when speaking to the media, but deferred any questions to general manager Jason Licht about whether another kicker might be brought in as competition for the 2016 second-round pick if the struggles continue. "He's struggling," coach Dirk Koetter conceded after Tuesday's practice. "He's struggling a little bit right now. He has to work his way through it. We've talked to him. He knows what he has to do. He's working through it."

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Nick Novak
Texans' Nick Novak: Returns to practice
Nick Novak, K, HOU
8/23/2016
News: Novak passed concussion protocol testing and returned to practice on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans now have one healthy kicker on the roster with Novak back on the practice field. Rookie Ka'imi Fairbarin is still dealing with a quad injury, leaving Novak as the main option for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals.

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Tom Obarski
Tom Obarski: Waived by Giants
Tom Obarski, K, NYG
8/22/2016
News: Obarski was waived by the Giants on Monday, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.

Obarski knew that this day was coming. The Giants appeared interested in a more stable kicking presence, and after signing Randy Bullock on Monday, Obarski quickly became an expendable asset.

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Randy Bullock
Randy Bullock: Set to sign with Giants
Randy Bullock, K, NYG
8/22/2016
News: Bullock is set to sign with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

The Giants have been actively shopping in the market of kickers after the news of Josh Brown's domestic violence case seeped out. Bullock will provide a veteran kicking presence and will presumably take over kicking duties for the Giants in week 1.

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Garrett Hartley
Garrett Hartley: Working out for Giants
Garrett Hartley, K, PIT
8/22/2016
News: Hartley will work out for the Giants on Monday, NorthJersey.com reports.

Hartley's workout comes after Giants kicker Josh Brown was recently suspended for one game backup Tom Obarski missed a 28-yard field goal attempt in New York's preseason game over the weekend. With coach Ben McAdoo looking to increase competition at the position, Hartley could receive a contract offer if he impresses the team Monday.

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Caleb Sturgis
Eagles' Caleb Sturgis: Back at practice Monday
Caleb Sturgis, K, PHI
8/22/2016
News: Sturgis has been cleared from the league's concussion protocol and will practice Monday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Sturgis suffered the concussion prior to the Eagles' preseason game against the Steelers last week after being hit in the head by a punt during warm-ups. He'll be sure to wear a helmet next time around when the team plays in Indianapolis on Saturday. A timely recovery means well for Sturgis, who continues to compete with Cody Parkey (groin) for the kicking job.

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Ka'imi Fairbairn
Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Did not play preseason Week 2
Ka'imi Fairbairn, K, HOU
8/21/2016
News: Fairbairn did not play in Houston's win over New Orleans in preseason Week 2 on Saturday due to a quad injury.

Houston head coach Bill O'Brien said the injury isn't considered serious, but the kicker remains day-to-day. With Fairbairn out, Nick Novak handled the kicking duties Saturday, but he suffered a concussion on Houston's final kickoff.

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