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Mike Nugent | Place Kicker | #1

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (47) / NYJ
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Bears will sign K Mike Nugent, formerly of the Cowboys.
He'll replace injured Cairo Santos. One of the NFL's least-accurate kickers in 2014-2016 with the Bengals, Nugent went 7-of-9 on field goals during a brief stint with Dallas earlier this year. He won't be a fantasy option in Chicago. Dec 4 - 4:55 PM

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Cowboys signed K Mike Nugent.

Dan Bailey is expected to miss "several weeks" after injuring his groin in Sunday's blowout win over the 49ers. A 13-year veteran, Nugent spent most of 2010-16 with the Bengals. He's a career 80.8 percent field goal kicker. The Cowboys' high-scoring offense puts him on the fantasy radar.
Oct 24 - 2:54 PM

Giants released K Mike Nugent.

Nugent made all five of his preseason field goal attempts but still lost the starting job to Aldrick Rosas. A former second-round pick with 236 career field goals, Nugent will be a name to watch for any teams who encounter kicker trouble early in the year.
Sep 2 - 11:20 AM

Giants signed K Mike Nugent.

It is a homecoming of sorts for Nugent, who was drafted in the second round by the Jets in 2005. The veteran spent his last seven seasons with the Bengals, but he was cut last December after missing six of his 29 extra point attempts in 13 games. The Giants needed to add some competition for UDFA sophomore Aldrick Rosas.
Aug 1 - 9:17 AM

Bengals waived K Mike Nugent.

He's been replaced by Randy Bullock. Nugent has been the Bengals' kicker since 2010. The team was extremely patient, but Nugent simply cost them too many times this season. Nugent shanked an astonishing six extra points on 29 tries. He was converting an almost-acceptable 79.3 percent of his field goals. Now 34, Nugent might not be the first call teams make when needing a kicker.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 04:18:00 PM

The Bengals will stick with K Mike Nugent for Week 13.

Nugent missed his fourth extra point on Sunday, and is just 18-of-23 on field goals this season. By any measure, both numbers are unacceptable, but the kicker market isn't exactly robust right now, and Nugent's track record suggests he'll stabilize. It probably doesn't hurt his cause that the Bengals' season is lost.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 03:13:00 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said the team is sticking with K Mike Nugent.

Nugent has been shaky all season, but he has been really bad the last four games, missing three extra points and three field goals over that stretch. The Bengals tried out multiple kickers over the bye week, but Lewis said he is more confident in Nugent turning it around than any of the free agent options. Even so, Nugent is on a very short leash.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Bengals re-signed K Mike Nugent to a two-year, $4 million contract.

The kicker market has thinned out more quickly than any other position, with Nugent, Stephen Gostkowski, Shayne Graham, Matt Bryant, and Matt Prater all staying put. Nugent, 33, is coming off one of his worst seasons, going 26-of-33 on field goal tries. He was one of the NFL's best kickers from 2010-2013.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Mike Nugent missed three field goals in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Falcons.

Fantasy owners that chased Nugent's five Week 1 field goals got burned, but the projection was accurate. He missed from 38, 49 and 55 yards out -- the first time he's missed three times in a game in his career. Nugent, now with an absurd 10 attempts through two games, will be a boom-or-bust kicking option against the Titans in Week 3. He was an 81.8 percent kicker coming into this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 08:03:00 AM

Bengals re-signed K Mike Nugent to a two-year contract.

Cincinnati opted for Nugent over Josh Brown, who kicked them to the playoffs last season. Nugent, 31, made 19-of-23 field goals last season before landing on injured reserve in Week 17 with a right calf injury. The Bengals have now re-signed all of their specialists.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Bengals placed K Mike Nugent (calf) on injured reserve, ending his season, and promoted CB Chris Lewis-Harris from the practice squad.

The Bengals will move forward with Josh Brown at kicker. Lewis-Harris is an undrafted rookie. Nugent, 30, donned Cincinnati's franchise tag in 2012, collecting a guaranteed $2.654 million. He'll be a free agent this offseason.
Fri, Dec 28, 2012 02:03:00 PM

Bengals K Mike Nugent (calf) practiced in full Wednesday.

It's Nugent's first full practice since pulling his calf ahead of Week 14. We'll know he's ready to kick in Week 17 if the Bengals release Josh Brown, who has gone 8-of-9 on field goals while filling in.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 09:58:00 AM

Bengals declared Mike Nugent (calf) inactive for Week 16 against the Steelers.

Josh Brown will continue to start with Nugent missing the last three games. The rest of the Bengals inactives are CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RB Dan Herron, FS George Iloka, and DT Devon Still. Kirkpatrick has yet to receive medical clearance from a Week 13 concussion and remains out indefinitely. Cedric Peerman is active, as expected.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 11:54:00 AM

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.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 03:07:00 PM

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

Nugent has missed the last two games, but was limited in Wednesday's practice. 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.
Source: bengals.com
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 08:25:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Mike Glennon
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Kendall Wright
2Dontrelle Inman
WR21Josh Bellamy
2Tanner Gentry
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Dion Sims
2Adam Shaheen
3Daniel Brown
4Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Josh Sitton
2Tom Compton
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Josh Sitton
RT1Bobby Massie
K1Cairo Santos