• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Houston Texans' Nick Novak Much better in second game

    Novak was successful on two field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Thursday night's loss to the Colts.Novak took a little heat last week when he was well short on a 53-yard effort, but showed a better leg Thursday. His longest effort was from 49 yards that looked like it would have cleared from a longer distance.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Texans' O'Brien says Nick Novak not yet comfortable with kicking operation

    Texans coach Bill O'Brien said kicker Nick Novak is adjusting to the kicking operation -- the snapper and the holder -- when discussing Novak's miss in Sunday's loss to the Falcons, the Houston Chronicle reports.O'Brien acknowledged the actual kick -- a 53-yarder that fell well short of the crossbar -- was not close, but he wants to see Novak getting "comfortable with the whole operation."

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Texans kicker Nick Novak makes Texans debut in Week 4

    Texans kicker Nick Novak made all three of his extra-point kicks and missed a 53-yard field-goal attempt in Houston's Week 4 loss to the Falcons.Novak was brought in this week to replace Randy Bullock, who was released. The field-goal miss is a forgivable offense and his extra-point conversions are something to rejoice after Bullock missed two during the first three weeks. Additionally, Novak had two touchbacks on kickoffs, an area of the kicking game considered a weakness for him.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Saints aren't ready to add kicker Nick Novak to roster

    The Saints will not be signing kicker Nick Novak as of Tuesday, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. However, he could be an option early in the season, if the Saints struggle in the kicking game.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Saints to tryout kicker Nick Novak

    Kicker Nick Novak is headed to New Orleans for a tryout with the Saints, reports CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Novak was recently released by the Chargers after four seasons with the team. He has played sevens seasons in the league.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Report: Chargers release K Nick Novak

    The Chargers released kicker Nick Novak on Saturday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Chargers kicker Nick Novak misses lone field goal attempt in loss

    Chargers kicker Nick Novak missed his only field attempt during the Chargers' 19-7 loss to the Chiefs Sunday. Novak missed a 52-yard attempt in the third quarter, but made his only extra point attempt.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Chargers K Nick Novak nails game-winner in Week 16

    Chargers kicker Nick Novak made his only field-goal attempt Saturday, hitting the game-winning kick from 40 yards out in his team's 38-35 overtime win over the 49ers in Week 16. Novak had all week to think about missing two of his three attempts against the Broncos in Week 15 but drilled the key attempt early in the overtime period to send the Chargers home with a win. He also added five extra points, giving him his best point total in three December contests. Novak has a matchup with the Chiefs on the calendar for Week 17.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Chargers K Nick Novak misses two critical FGs Sunday

    Chargers kicker Nick Novak was only able to connect on one of his three field goal attempts in a 22-10 loss to the Broncos Week 15. Novak had a 46-yard attempt blocked in the second quarter and hit the left upright on a 37-yard attempt in the third quarter. Novak was able to connect from 30 yards and he also made his only extra point attempt. The Chargers next play Saturday at Kansas City.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Chargers K Nick Novak pulls double duty in Week 14 vs. Patriots

    Chargers kicker Nick Novak scored just two points in his team's 23-14 loss to the Patriots in Week 14 but also served as the team's punter for the entire second half. Starting punter Mike Scifers suffered a shoulder injury on a shot late in the first half and couldn't return, leaving Novak to handle punting and kicking duty for the remainder of the night. However, the Chargers didn't give the kicker a chance at any points in the second half, leaving him to rack up six punts in the game for 240 yards with a long of 51. The team will sign a replacement punter before a Week 15 matchup against the Broncos, leaving Novak to focus on his kicking responsibilities.