Cowboys Signing K Mike Nugent

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys are signing veteran K Mike Nugent to a contract on Tuesday after he tried out for the team.

Nugent will replace K Dan Bailey, who suffered a groin injury on Sunday.

Dallas reportedly brought in a group of kickers for tryouts on Monday including Nugent, Jason Myers, Sam Irwin Hill and Younghoe Koo. However, it appears as though Nugent had the better performance of this group.

Nugent, 35, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2005. He has spent the past six seasons with the Bengals but has really struggled this year.

Nugent was in the final year of his two-year, $3.5 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1.2 million for the 2016 season when the Bengals cut him loose in December of last year.

The Giants signed Nugent to a contract a month ago before cutting him loose this past weekend.

In 2016, Nugent has converted 23 of 29 field goal attempts (79.3 percent) and 23 of 29 extra point tries to go along with 28 touchbacks.

 

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