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September 18, 2020 05:40 PM
Mike Nugent: Joins Cardinals' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arizona signed Nugent to the practice squad Friday.

Nugent appeared in four contests with the Patriots last season, a span in which he converted five of eight field-goal tries with two misses from inside the 40-yard line. He'll now serve as an emergency option behind Zane Gonzalez for the Cardinals.

October 29, 2019 03:08 PM
Mike Nugent: Sent packing by Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots released Nugent on Tuesday, Albert Breer of reports.

Nugent's stint in New England ends after four games, with his two missed field goals from inside 40 yards Sunday against the Browns likely the last straw. The Patriots will seek another replacement for the injured Stephen Gostkowski (hip) in the coming days.

October 29, 2019 10:56 PM
Patriots' Mike Nugent: Two misses versus Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent made two of four field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries during Sunday's 27-13 win over the Browns.

Nugent had one of his field-goal attempts blocked Sunday, and he also missed a 34-yard try. Through four games with New England, Nugent is now 5-for-8 on field-goal attempts and 15-for-16 on extra-point tries. It's worth noting that the Patriots opted to go for it on fourth down on multiple occasions rather than attempt long field goals, indicating the team may not fully trust Nugent outside of short-range attempts.

October 22, 2019 09:56 AM
Patriots' Mike Nugent: Notches seven points Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent made his only field-goal attempt (from 34 yards) in Monday night's 33-0 win over the Jets, en route to recording seven points in the contest.

Nugent, who missed an extra-point attempt in his debut with the Patriots back in Week 5, has now combined for 21 points in three games since Stephen Gostkowski (hip) landed on IR. Given his favorable team context, Nugent profiles as a decent fantasy option for the next couple of weeks, in advance of New England's Week 10 bye.

October 11, 2019 01:04 PM
Patriots' Mike Nugent: Misses lone field goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent converted all five extra-point attempts and missed his only field-goal attempt in Thursday's 35-14 win over the Giants.

It was a fairly windy evening with 13-mph winds at the start of the game, and Nugent was unable to overcome them as his lone field-goal attempt hit the left upright. The 37-year-old is off to a bit of a rocky start in New England, going 8-for-9 on extra points and 2-for-3 on field goals through two games.

October 8, 2019 04:48 PM
Patriots' Mike Nugent: Records nine points in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent made both of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 33-7 win over Washington, en route to recording nine points.

Nugent's first game with the Patriots since taking over for Stephen Gostkowski (IR-hip) got off to a rough start, when he went wide right on an extra-point attempt. The kicker then got back on track by hitting field goals of 37 and 23 yards in the second quarter and adding a trio of successful extra points. Nugent doesn't have the job security Gostkowski did prior to his injury, but as long as he's able to work behind the New England offense, he'll be on the fantasy radar.

October 3, 2019 08:28 PM
Patriots' Mike Nugent: Set to kick for Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent is expected to sign with the Patriots, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Just one day after Gostkowski was sent to injured reserve with season-ending left hip surgery on tap, the Patriots found their newest place kicker in Nugent. Gostkowski was busy through the first four games of the season, hitting seven of his eight field goal attempts but also missing four of his 15 extra points. Nugent, who appeared in just three games last season with Oakland, should be in for a decent-sized workload himself in New England.

September 27, 2018 01:28 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent (hip) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The transaction officially rules Nugent out for the next eight weeks, leaving Matt McCrane to handle the kicking job Sunday against Cleveland. The Raiders may eventually look at other options if McCrane struggles, which is a distinct possibility given that he has never kicked in a regular-season game.

September 25, 2018 10:08 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Raiders sign another kicker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oakland signed kicker Matt McCrane with Nugent dealing with a hip injury, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Nugent came out of Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Dolphins with a hip injury. While Nugent hasn't officially been ruled out, the move to sign McCrane likely signals he'll miss a game or more.

September 25, 2018 04:36 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Dealing with hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent came out of Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Dolphins with a hip injury and could miss time as a result of the issue, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

If Nugent was playing through pain Sunday, it wasn't evident in his numbers, as the veteran kicker converted field-goal attempts from 25 and 52 yards and drilled both of his extra-point tries. The injury nonetheless prompted the Raiders to stage a workout Tuesday for multiple kickers, suggesting the team might be preparing for life without Nugent for at least the Week 4 matchup with the Browns, if not additional games to follow. More clarity on the Raiders' plans should come later in the week, when the team would likely announce the signing of any potential replacement for Nugent.

September 24, 2018 12:52 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Boots 52-yarder in Week 3 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent connected on both of his field-goal attempts and added a pair of extra points in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Dolphins.

Nugent was perfect from 25 and 52 yards in Week 3, adding the 50-plus yarder with less than a minute left in the contest to make it a one-score game late. The 36-year-old has yet to miss a field-goal attempt in six tries this season as he looks to maintain his momentum against the Browns in Week 4.

September 17, 2018 01:16 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Blocked extra point leads to one-point loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 11, 2018 09:12 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Flawless in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 6, 2018 03:20 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Locked in for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent is locked in as Oakland's kicker after Eddy Pineiro (groin) was placed on injured reserve over the weekend, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Pineiro was placed on IR before roster cuts, officially ruling him out for the entire season. The 36-year-old Nugent offers a wealth of experience, but he's never had the strongest leg and owns an underwhelming 81-percent career conversion rate on field goals. Nugent will make for a low-end fantasy option in Week 1 with the Raiders offense facing a tough Rams defense.

August 31, 2018 02:00 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Dependable in preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent converted his only field-goal attempt during Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks.

With Eddy Pineiro (groin) sidelined, Nugent took care of the Raiders' only field-goal attempt of the game and made it count, booting a 51-yarder through the goal posts early in the second quarter. Given how Pineiro hasn't practiced in over two weeks, at this stage it seems likely that Nugent opens Week 1 as Oakland's starting kicker.

August 28, 2018 08:52 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Could start season as kicker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 19, 2018 11:08 AM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Drills only field goal Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 4, 2018 09:08 PM
Raiders' Mike Nugent: Heading to Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 5, 2018 10:40 PM
Bears' Mike Nugent: Converts only attempt in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent knocked down his only field-goal attempt -- from 55 yards -- in the Week 17 loss to the Vikings to finish the season making 11 of 13 field goals in eight games between the Cowboys and Bears.

Nugent's 84.6 percent success rate was his best since 2011, and he's hovered between 79 and 83 percent for the majority of his 11-year career. The unrestricted free agent will likely have a chance to compete for a starting job with a team during training camp, with his fantasy value largely connected to his landing spot.

December 26, 2017 05:00 PM
Bears' Mike Nugent: Misses extra point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nugent did not attempt a field goal but missed one of his three extra-point tries in Sunday's 20-3 win over the Browns.

Nugent has scored 15 points in three appearances since joining the Bears. Including his four games with the Cowboys earlier this season, he's missed just four of 28 total attempts.

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