Bengals sign Josh Brown

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The Bengals took a look at three kickers Thursday while Mike Nugent recovers from a calf injury and they chose one of them to serve as a replacement until Nugent is ready to get back to work.

The team announced that Josh Brown beat out Billy Cundiff and Neil Rackers for the job. Brown was cut by the Jets at the end of August after he lost a summer battle with Nick Folk. He signed with them after losing his job in St. Louis when Greg Zuerlein was drafted in April. He spent four years with the Rams after breaking in with the Seahawks as a seventh-round pick in 2003.

Brown made 21-of-28 field goals last season and hit three of the four he tried for the Jets during preseason.

Geoff Hobson of the Bengals website reports that Nugent’s injury isn’t thought to be serious, but it “may take a week to get out the tweak.” Brown will be in town until that happens.

4 responses to “Bengals sign Josh Brown

  1. It amazes me that billy cundiff even still gets workouts! U really want that guy kicking for you!?

  2. larrydavidstern says: Dec 6, 2012 11:59 AM

    It amazes me that billy cundiff even still gets workouts! U really want that guy kicking for you!?
    There’s no denying that kickers can very easily give themselves the yips and can work themselves into cold streaks they never snap out of, but the fact is that before Cundiff missed that heart/career-breaker in the AFC Championship last year, he was one of the better kickers in the league. He burned through his welcome in Washington pretty quickly, but it amazes me that it can anybody can be “amaze[d]” that a guy who was one the league’s premier legs a year ago “is still getting workouts!”

    Will Billy Cundiff be a Hall of Famer? No. Will he ever get back to his original form? Unlikely. Does he deserve to get kicked (no pun intended) around the league for a couple more years, so that teams in need of a kicker can spin his wheels? Absolutely.

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