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Nick Novak | Place Kicker

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
College: Maryland
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Chargers re-signed K Nick Novak to a four-year, $6.6 million contract, including a $1.5 million signing bonus.
Novak, who turns 32 before the season, earned San Diego's confidence by making 18-of-20 field goal tries in 2012 and also converting all 33 of his PAT chances. The Chargers have officially turned the page on the Nate Kaeding era. Sat, Mar 9, 2013 03:43:00 PM

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Chargers signed K Nick Novak.

Nate Kaeding got hurt in practice and won't be kicking Sunday. Novak, 31, converted 27-of-34 field goals last year, taking over following Kaeding's ACL tear. He's a viable alternative for fantasy owners desperate to use a Chargers kicker.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 06:24:00 PM

Nick Novak missed a 35-yard field goal in Thursday's preseason opener.

Chargers insider Kevin Acee believed that Nate Kaeding had already locked up the job even before Thursday night. But Novak may have sealed the deal by banging this chip-shot off the left upright. Kaeding, fully recovered from an ACL tear in his non-kicking leg, will be on the fantasy radar.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 08:27:00 AM

According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Nick Novak "might have kicked himself out of a job" down the stretch.

Novak started out hot, but missed six of his final 16 attempts. Nate Kaeding, meanwhile, has already resumed kicking and "absolutely" expects to pick up where he left off before ACL surgery. Barring a setback, Kaeding will reclaim the job for 2012.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 05:21:00 PM

Nick Novak is 9-of-9 on field goals in the last two weeks.

With the Chargers struggling mightily in the red zone sans Antonio Gates, Novak has emerged as an elite fantasy kicker. Since taking over for Nate Kaeding, Novak is 11-of-11 in four games.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 08:17:00 AM

Chargers K Nick Novak has made all six of his field goal attempts as a Charger.

Novak went 4-of-4 in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, including a make from 48 yards out. With Nate Kaeding (ACL) done for the season, fantasy owners can look to Novak as part of San Diego's high-scoring offense.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 11:47:00 AM

New Chargers K Nick Novak made 15-of-18 field-goal attempts in the UFL last season.

Novak fell out of the NFL because of his 19-of-30 career mark on field goals in the majors. But he says he's perfected his craft and points to his success in the minors as evidence. We'd make Novak prove he's improved, but the Chargers seem convinced. He's someone to monitor in fantasy circles as part of San Diego's explosive offense.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 10:33:00 AM

Chargers agreed to terms with K Nick Novak.

Novak won out over Dave Rayner and Shayne Graham. He spent last year's training camp in San Diego, so the Bolts are familiar with his leg. Novak is 19-of-30 (63.3 percent) on field goals in four short NFL stints. He'll get plenty of scoring chances in the Chargers' high-scoring offense, but accuracy is his bugaboo.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 03:16:00 PM

Free agent K Nick Novak is a "strong candidate" to fill-in for an injured Nate Kaeding in San Diego.

In the league since 2005, Novak failed to unseat Nick Folk for Jets' kicking duties during training camp. Just 19-of-30 lifetime on field goals, Novak would be a huge downgrade from Kaeding, but likely still worth a look in fantasy leagues thanks to the offense he would be kicking for.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 12:59:00 PM

Jets signed K Nick Novak, formerly of the Chargers.

Novak, 29, spent the 2010 season in the UFL and won the minor league's Special Teams Player of the Year award after hitting 15-of-18 field goals. He's tried too many times and failed to land a spot in the big leagues, however, with a 19-of-30 field goal rate in four short NFL stints. Assuming the Jets re-sign free agent Nick Folk, Novak won't provide serious competition.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Feb 9, 2011 02:33:00 PM

The Bengals tried out K Nick Novak of the UFL's Florida Tuskers Tuesday before settling on Clint Stitser.

Free agents Garrett Lindholm and Sam Swank were also present. It's being whispered around the league that the Bengals opted against Novak due to the UFL's $150,000 transfer fee. It's not the first time Novak has drawn interest this season, only to lose a chance based on the UFL's fee.
Tue, Nov 30, 2010 06:12:00 PM

Chargers signed K Nick Novak.

Nate Kaeding was first-team All-Pro in 2009, so he's obviously in no danger of facing competition. Novak, a career 63.3 percent field goal kicker, will be a camp leg for the Bolts.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 09:01:00 PM

Free agent K Nick Novak will work out for the Browns next week.

Phil Dawson, who made a fuss over his contract last season, is signed for one more season at $1 million. With a career field-goal mark of 63 percent, Novak is likely no more than camp leg this year.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 04:20:00 PM

The Bengals worked out free agent K Nick Novak on Friday.

Cincinnati been the most active team in the league since the Super Bowl and is preparing to perhaps lose incumbent Shayne Graham in free agency. The 28-year-old Novak, unfortunately, is unlikely to be a long-term solution.
Fri, Feb 12, 2010 02:36:00 PM

In addition to the Lions, free agent K Nick Novak recently tried out for the Bengals.

Novak was a perfect 22-of-22 on field goals in the workouts. Detroit opted for Billy Cundiff, though, and the Bengals have let three days go by since his tryout. Still, it appears Cincy is concerned about Shayne Graham (groin).
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 04:41:00 PM

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TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
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K1Nick Novak