Nugent made a pair of field goals from 26 and 46 yards to go along with an extra-point conversion in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Broncos. Nugent also had an extra-point attempt blocked following Marshawn Lynch's one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, which ultimately proved costly as the Raiders lost by one. Nugent is perfect on four field-goal attempts through the first two weeks of the season, totaling 14 points and two makes from 40-plus.
Nugent made both his field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try en route to seven points in Monday night's 33-13 loss to the Rams. Nugent's Raiders debut saw him knock in field goals from 24 and 48 yards during the second quarter. Although Oakland's offensive struggles meant he wasn't called upon during the second half, this weekend's matchup in Denver should at least present favorable kicking conditions.
Coach Jon Gruden indicated it is "very possible" Nugent could start the season as the Raiders' starting kicker, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Nugents' competition, Eddy Pineiro, has been sidelined for about two weeks with a groin injury. Pineiro figures to still have the upper hand in the job battle, as he is a rookie with more long term potential. However, Nugent may have to start the season as the team's kicker should Pineiro's health not be up to par.
Nugent converted on his only field goal attempt, a 31-yard try, during Saturday's 19-15 preseason loss to the Rams. Nugent took the only attempt of the game for the Raiders since Eddy Pineiro didn't make the trip due to a groin injury. The Raiders signed the veteran kicker to battle Pineiro, an undrafted rookie, after they cut Giorgio Tavecchio. Although Nugent is a legitimate contender for the job, the 13-year age difference between the two makes it Pineiro's job to lose.
Nugent signed with the Raiders on Friday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Nugent was signed after the Raiders waived Giorgio Tavecchio on Friday, all but crowning rookie Eddy Pineiro with the starting job. The 36-year-old will compete for that role as well, but he's being brought in to mentor the 22-year-old Pineiro more than anything.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||@Los Angeles Chargers||20||8.00|
|9||11/02||@San Francisco 49ers||19||7.50|
|10||11/11||Los Angeles Chargers||20||8.00|
|13||12/02||Kansas City Chiefs||5||4.50|
|17||12/30||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||4.50|