The Cowboys waived Naggar on Friday. Naggar kicked off his career last May as an undrafted free agent with the Jets, only to be waived in the middle of the preseason. After latching on to the Browns' practice squad, the team elevated him for Week 16 action at Green Bay, where he made one of two field-goal attempts and one of two point-after tries. The Cowboys eventually signed Naggar to a reserve/future contract in early February, but upon his release the team only has UDFA Jonathan Garibay at place kicker on the 90-man roster.
Naggar signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Friday. Naggar spent the majority of the 2021 season on Cleveland's practice squad, but he was elevated for Week 16 against the Packers. He went 1-for-2 on extra-point attempts and made his only field goal -- a 37-yarder in the third quarter. Greg Zuerlein is under contract through the 2023 campaign, so Naggar will likely just be training camp competition for the veteran.
Cleveland cut Naggar from its practice squad Thursday. Naggar was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Saturday's loss to Green Bay and converted his lone field-goal attempt while making one of two extra-point tries. With top kicker Chase McLaughlin (illness) coming off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday and ready to handle kicking duties Week 17, Naggar was deemed expendable. Cleveland already has another kicker on the practice squad in Chris Blewitt, who was signed Wednesday.
Naggar converted his lone field-goal attempt and made one of two extra-point kicks in the Browns' 24-22 loss to Green Bay on Saturday. For the second straight week, a Cleveland kicker's miss put the team in a disadvantageous position. Naggar missed an extra-point kick following Cleveland's first touchdown, which put them in the position of chasing points when the Packers scored touchdowns on two straight possessions. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski opted to go for a two-point conversion after the team's second touchdown, but it failed; that pair of missed opportunities ultimately proved to be the difference in the contest. Nagger was called up from the practice squad to take over for Chase McLaughlin, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list leading up to the game. McLaughlin has come under increased scrutiny following a six-week stretch during which he made just four of nine field-goal attempts, including a game-impacting miss in Week 15 against the Raiders.
The Browns elevated Naggar from their practice squad Friday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. The move was expected, as Cleveland's primary kicker Chase McLaughlin (illness) was moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus. With Naggar now officially on the roster, he'll have the opportunity to make his NFL debut Saturday in Green Bay.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||6.79|
|3||09/26||@New York Giants||27||8.47|
|5||10/09||@Los Angeles Rams||16||7.43|
|10||11/13||@Green Bay Packers||4||5.89|
|12||11/24||New York Giants||27||8.47|