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Nick Novak | Place Kicker | #9

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Maryland
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Free agent K Nick Novak has fully recovered from his strained hip.
He suffered the injury in a Thanksgiving win over Dallas. The Chargers will allow Novak to reach the market, though they haven't closed the door on re-signing him. Travis Coons filled in after Novak went on I.R. in early December. Feb 23 - 2:14 PM

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The Chargers will let K Nick Novak become a free agent.

Per CBS' Jason La Canfora, the Bolts are open to re-signing Novak. Novak kicked for seven games in place of the released Younghoe Koo last season before landing on injured reserve with a back injury. Novak turns 37 in August.
Feb 22 - 4:10 PM

Chargers placed K Nick Novak (back) on injured reserve.

The Chargers are moving forward with Travis Coons. Novak made 9-of-13 field goals in seven games before going down. He'll be a free agent in 2018.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 06:39:00 PM

Chargers K Nick Novak (back) is questionable for Week 13 against the Browns.

Novak hurt his back in last week's Thanksgiving win over Dallas, but has been a full participant at practice since Thursday and should be fine to kick Sunday against Cleveland. The Chargers added Travis Coons to their practice squad as insurance but it looks like he won't be needed.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 03:29:00 PM

Chargers K Nick Novak is day to day after injuring his back on Thanksgiving.

The Chargers are bringing in some kickers for workouts in case Novak can't go for Week 13. We should know his status by Friday at the latest.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 03:17:00 PM

Chargers signed K Nick Novak.

The Chargers are moving on from UDFA Younghoe Koo. Now 36, Novak has been kicking in the NFL since 2005, including 2011-14 for the Chargers. He converted 35-of-41 field goal attempts for the Texans last season.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 03:32:00 PM

Texans released K Nick Novak.

The move is surprising after Novak converted 85.4 percent of his 41 field goal attempts last season. Ka'imi Fairbairn has a cheaper base salary, although we're not convinced the Texans will stick with Fairbairn after he missed his only attempt beyond 40 yards in the preseason. Novak should resurface.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Texans re-signed K Nick Novak.

Due to the Texans' anemic offense, Novak was second to only Justin Tucker in field goals made last season, converting 35-of-41 and going 8-of-11 from 40-plus yards out. Novak also handles kickoff duties in Houston.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 09:06:00 PM

Free agent K Nick Novak hopes to re-sign with the Texans.

"I want to be back," Novak said. "I'm really proud of what we've done and I'm excited to be back with the same guys. I really feel like I can help the Texans get to where they want to go." Novak was outstanding in 2016, draining 35-of-41 field goal attempts (85.4 percent). He turns 36 before next season.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 04:33:00 PM

Texans K Nick Novak (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday.

Hopefully this ends the preseason of kicker concussions.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 12:13:00 PM

Texans K Nick Novak is in the NFL's concussion protocol.

This is our second kicker concussion of the preseason after Eagles K Caleb Sturgis suffered one when a football hit him in the head during pregame warmups on Thursday night. Camp leg "Ka'imi Fairbairn" (quad) is also banged up.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 03:23:00 PM

Texans re-signed K Nick Novak.

Novak replaced Randy Bullock as the Texans' placekicker three games into last year and went 18-of-21 on field goal tries. He'll turn 35 this summer.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 11:08:00 AM

Impending free agent K Nick Novak wants to re-sign with the Texans.

Signed in late September, Novak connected on 85.7 percent of his field goals and made 29-of-31 extra point attempts last season. Novak struggles with kickoffs, but he is a solid kicker the Texans would be wise to keep around. He turns 35 in August.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Texans signed K Nick Novak.

He was among the Chargers' final cuts earlier this month. Novak made 22-of-26 field goal attempts for the Bolts last year including 3-of-4 from 50+ yards. The Texans released Randy Bullock to make room for Novak.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Free agent K Nick Novak will work out for the Texans on Tuesday.

Texans K Randy Bullock has missed two extra points and shanked a 43-yard field goal in the Week 3 win. Novak worked out for the Eagles on Monday.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 09:30:00 PM

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