Bengals place Mike Nugent on IR

AP

Bengals kicker Mike Nugent tried to practice Wednesday, but he apparently didn’t respond well.

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals placed Nugent on injured reserve Friday.

Nugent didn’t practice Thursday after giving it a shot, his right calf strain seemingly too much of an issue.

They filled his roster spot by promoting cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris from the practice squad, and they’ll let Josh Brown handle the rest of the kicking they need.

Brown has been good (8-of-9 field goals) since replacing Nugent earlier this month, making it easier to make the decision.