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Mike Nugent’s injury costs Jeff Faine his job

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With the Bengals officially adding kicker Josh Brown due to Mike Nugent’s calf injury, Cincinnati had to open up a roster spot.

They did so by bidding farewell to Jeff Faine.

Faine, who was once one of the highest-paid centers in the league, started seven game this year for the Bengals.  But the rise of Trevor Robinson coupled with the return from injury of Kyle Cook made Faine unnecessary.

If Robinson or Cook get injured, look for Faine to return.  Unless someone else gets to him first.

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10 Responses to “Mike Nugent’s injury costs Jeff Faine his job”
  1. myroncopesflask says: Dec 6, 2012 1:27 PM

    Darn kickers ruin everything!

  2. 1buckeye76 says: Dec 6, 2012 1:34 PM

    Not mentioned above is that Trevor Robinson is a rookie/undrafted free agent who stepped in and has outplayed Faine.

  3. trojanwarrior007 says: Dec 6, 2012 1:40 PM

    I thought I was gonna read that he missed a block on a FG, causing Nugent to get injured and therefore costing him his job.

  4. 212frawk says: Dec 6, 2012 1:45 PM

    Bills should pick him up

  5. dezolationangel says: Dec 6, 2012 1:52 PM

    Welcome to Dallas.

  6. irishdodger says: Dec 6, 2012 2:02 PM

    One Irish center replaced by another Irish center. Faine should find a home w/ some team.

  7. mvp43 says: Dec 6, 2012 2:13 PM

    Hello Green Bay

  8. Grulks says: Dec 6, 2012 2:50 PM

    I dont understand how Dallas hasn’t snagged him already. Not only does Dallas play Cincy, but Dallas actually needs a veteran C, as opposed to the turnstiles they have been employing all season.

  9. rmal83 says: Dec 6, 2012 3:12 PM

    As a Cowboys fan I hope Dallas sings him, we need a center bad. Actually we need an entire o-line bad, except for Tyron Smith, he’s good.

  10. kappy32 says: Dec 6, 2012 9:20 PM

    Giants, PLEASE! He has some mileage on him & he’s not the same player he was coming out of Notre Dame, but he would be an immediate upgrade over David Baas & sure up their O-Line that has been leaking up the middle lately.

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