Nugent made both of his field-goal attempts but did not try an extra point in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the 49ers. Nugent converted from 27 and 43 yards on his field goals, keeping his perfect record in three games for the Cardinals. With Zane Gonzalez (back) sidelined, the veteran will continue to assume Arizona's kicking duties in Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Rams.
Nugent was promoted to the Cardinals' active roster from the practice squad Friday, Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com reports. The 38-year-old will handle kicking duties for Arizona again Saturday with Zane Gonzalez (back) on injured reserve. Nugent is 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts and 6-for-6 on PATs in his two games with the Cardinals, so he figures to retain the kicking job down the stretch with another solid performance this weekend.
Nugent reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Nugent converted on four extra points and a field-goal attempt of 40 yards during Sunday's 33-26 win over the Eagles, but he's moving back to the practice squad just as he did this time last week. The 2005 second-round draft choice of the Jets is a perfect 5-for-5 on field goals and 6-for-6 on PATs over his first pair of 2020 appearances for the Cardinals. He's liable to be called back up for a Week 16 matchup against the 49ers with Zane Gonzalez (back) out for the season.
Nugent has been added to the Cardinals' active roster. Meanwhile, Zane Gonzalez (back) was placed on IR by the team, which sets the stage for Nugent to have the opportunity to kick in the Cardinals' final three regular-season contests. While filling in during Arizona's 26-7 win over the Giants in Week 14, Nugent went a perfect 4-for-4 on field-goal tries, en route to scoring 14 points.
The Cardinals will promote Nugent from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Eagles, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Nugent will step in as Arizona's kicker in place of Zane Gonzalez (back), who is set to miss a second straight game. In last week's win over the Giants, Nugent converted all four of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries.
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