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Key Stats
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Nick Novak: Loses job battle in Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Novak was released by the Texans on Saturday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans brought in Ka'imi Fairbairn to serve as competition for the starting job with Novak, who's lack of leg strength seems to limit his range on field goals as well as his effectiveness on kickoffs. Those areas simply don't seem to be as evident with Fairbairn.

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Texans' Nick Novak: No attempts in shutout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Novak did not attempt a field goal in Saturday's shutout loss to the Saints.

Novak is entering his 11th season in the league, and third straight with the Texans. The veteran hit on 35 of 41 attempts last season. His longest make came from 53 yards out. He's being pushed by fellow kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn in camp but will more than likely land the kicking role once again.

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Texans' Nick Novak: Re-signs with Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Novak agreed to re-sign with the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Novak came through with a career-best season in 2016, converting a franchise-record 35 field goals for a Texans team that struggled to find the end zone. While Novak hasn't shown much prowess from distance in his career, he turned the corner last season, nailing 4-of-7 attempts from 50 yards or longer. The terms of his new contract with the Texans aren't yet known, but given that Novak is set to turn 36 in August, his deal likely doesn't include much guaranteed money.

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Texans' Nick Novak: Three field goals in Saturday's playoff loss
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Novak kicked three field goals and an extra point in Saturday's 34-16 loss to the Patriots in the divisional-round playoff game.

Novak once again benefited from a Texans offense that failed to execute and couldn't finish drives. His 10 points in the playoff loss is a nice finish to a season in which he scored 127 points during the regular season. He's had a steady 29-game run as the Texans placekicker, having taken over the job in Week 4 of 2015. He converted 86 percent of his kicks over his two seasons in Houston and enters unrestricted free agency in the offseason. If the Texans don't make a run at him, Novak will certainly get a chance to compete for a job in some team's training camp.

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Texans' Nick Novak: Perfect in playoff win
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Novak successfully converted two field-goal attempts and three extra-point kicks for nine points in Houston's 27-14 win over Oakland in Saturday's wild-card round playoff game.

Novak was one of the NFL's more productive kickers in the regular season thanks to an offense that didn't consistently turn red-zone trips into touchdowns, but that wasn't the case Saturday as Houston crossed the goal line on four trips inside Oakland's 20. While the offense did enough against the Raiders, it's still far from an effective unit, and Novak should therefore get field-goal opportunities next week against New England or Kansas City.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.FG-FGALgPAT-XPAPts
19/11/16CHI3-3382211
29/18/16KC4-5431113
39/22/16NE0-00000
410/2/16TEN2-353339
510/9/16MIN2-338117
610/16/16IND2-233238
710/24/16DEN3-343009
810/30/16DET2-236228
1011/13/16JAC1-351336
1111/21/16OAK2-232228
1211/27/16SD2-245117
1312/4/16GB0-00121
1412/11/16IND5-5521116
1512/18/16JAC4-4451113
1612/24/16CIN2-225016
171/1/17TEN1-226225
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
39/24/17@ NE1:00 pm
410/1/17TEN1:00 pm
510/8/17KC8:30 pm
610/15/17CLE1:00 pm
Bye: Week 7
810/29/17@ SEA4:05 pm
911/5/17IND1:00 pm
1011/12/17@ LAR4:05 pm
1111/19/17ARI1:00 pm
1211/27/17@ BAL8:30 pm
1312/3/17@ TEN1:00 pm
1412/10/17SF1:00 pm
1512/17/17@ JAC1:00 pm
1612/25/17PIT4:30 pm
1712/31/17@ IND1:00 pm
Kicking
YearTeamG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+TotLgBlkPctXPXPGPct
2005Arizona Cardinals51-10-02-20-00-03-3350100.00-000.0
2005Washington Redskins50-01-13-51-10-05-740271.415-1515100.0
2006Washington Redskins60-01-11-33-60-05-1047050.010-1010100.0
2008Kansas City Chiefs60-03-31-32-30-16-1043060.07-77100.0
2011 150-011-114-58-114-727-3453079.441-424197.6
2012 131-15-56-64-42-418-2051090.033-3333100.0
2013 161-19-913-169-92-234-3750291.942-4242100.0
2014 161-16-68-94-63-422-2652184.640-4040100.0
2015Houston Texans130-06-66-64-42-518-2151085.729-312993.5
2016Houston Texans161-112-1211-118-113-635-4153085.422-252288.0
2017Houston Texans00-00-00-00-00-00-0000.00-000.0
TOTAL1115-554-5455-6643-5516-29173-20953582.8239-24523997.6
Kickoffs
YearTeamGKOAvgTBRetRet AvgTDOnsideRecov
2005Arizona Cardinals52457.512324.0100
2005Washington Redskins52556.802319.0010
2006Washington Redskins62060.102020.6000
2008Kansas City Chiefs62063.302021.9000
2011 158665.5305424.5022
2012 136264.9223722.5021
2013 169266.6187324.6000
2014 167861.5106722.2000
2015Houston Texans136264.6233724.0010
2016Houston Texans167460.4234624.0141
2017Houston Texans000.0000.0000
TOTAL11154363.212740023.22104
Punting
YearTeamGNo.YdsLgAvgBlkI20TBDownedNoRet YdsTDNet Avg
2005Arizona Cardinals5000---0000000---
2005Washington Redskins5000---0000000---
2006Washington Redskins6000---0000000---
2008Kansas City Chiefs6000---0000000---
2011 15000---0000000---
2012 13000---0000000---
2013 16000---0000000---
2014 1662405140.00100420036.7
2015Houston Texans131363636.0001000016.0
2016Houston Texans16000---0000000---
2017Houston Texans0000---0000000---
TOTAL11172765139.40110420033.7
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2005Arizona Cardinals511.000000.0000
2005Washington Redskins511.000000.0000
2006Washington Redskins611.000000.0000
2008Kansas City Chiefs600.000000.0000
2011 1500.000000.0000
2012 1311.000000.0000
2013 1655.000000.0000
2014 1600.000000.0000
2015Houston Texans1300.000000.0000
2016Houston Texans1611.000000.0000
2017Houston Texans000.000000.0000
TOTAL1111010.000000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
8/21/1981
Age:
36
Hometown:
San Diego, CA, USA
School:
Maryland
NFL Experience:
10
Awards:

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