Nugent kicked to injured reserve: The Bengals placed kicker Mike Nugent on season-ending injured reserve Friday with a lingering calf issue. Nugent was not able to practice throughout the past week and missed the previous two games with the injury. Josh Brown will continue to handle kicking duties for Cincinnati. (Updated 12/28/12)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/19/13).
Nugent experienced a down season compared to last year and attempted only 23 field goals in 12 games -- 15 fewer tries than in 2011. He converted 19 of his attempts (82.6 percent) with 35 extra points. The 30-year-old should be left on waivers in all Fantasy formats at this point. (Updated 12/28/12).
03/10/2013 15:13 Report: Bengals re-sign Mike Nugent
The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to a deal with kicker Mike Nugent, according to the team's official site. Nugent was due to become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday, and the report states that the team will make an announcement of the signing Monday.
Mike Nugent returns as the Bengals' kicker in 2013, and why not after hitting over 80 percent of his field goals for the second year in a row? Nugent hit 19 of 23 field goals over 12 games, hitting 7 of 11 kicks from 40-plus yards (he was 1 of 2 from 50-plus yards). The Bengals' offense should continue to improve, giving Nugent some opportunities to kick more field goals. We'd spend a final-round flier on Nugent, who has missed 13 total field goals on 80 tries since arriving in Cincy. That's solid no matter how you slice it. (Updated 4/25/13)