Reports: Bengals agree with PK Mike Nugent on two-year deal

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Mike Nugent is back for a sixth season with Cincinnati.

The Bengals have agreed with Nugent, their incumbent kicker, on a two-year, $4 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media and Fox Sports‘ Mike Garafolo reported Sunday.

The 32-year-old Nugent connected on 26-of-33 field goals last season, including 10-of-12 between 40 and 49 yards. Nugent also drilled touchbacks on 37-of-81 kickoffs.

The kicker market has been thinned before the start of free agency, with Atlanta’s Matt Bryant, Detroit’s Matt Prater and now Nugent re-signing with their clubs. Also, New England’s Stephen Gostkowski received and signed his club’s franchise tender. Tennessee’s Ryan Succop is the top option left on the market.

9 responses to “Reports: Bengals agree with PK Mike Nugent on two-year deal

  1. Like Nugent signing but same old bengals in free agency so far…..SOS signing own players and not signing improvements to get better

  2. Whew! I was really worried they’d lose the mediocre kicker. Now that he’s locked up, it’s time for the Bengals to wait 4 weeks to sign a former 1st round bust. Same stuff every year.

  3. Typical Bengals. Sticking to the status quo that has gotten them 4 straight years of choke jobs in the playoffs. Mike Brown is perfectly happy with just good enough to keep hopes alive but not good enough to cost him more to take the team to the Super Bowl. Remember, Mike Brown is known for griping about going to the Super Bowl against the 49rs because it cost him more than he made. He couldn’t care less to ever go back to the Super Bowl.

  4. 26-of-33 field goals last season, touchbacks on 37-of-81 kickoffs.
    79% and 45% respectively nets you $2M/yr? Pretty sad to think you’d have a more competitive team if you cut Dalton, gave Nugent his money, and sign a rookie QB for $2M/yr.

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