The NFL extended the distance of the extra point this year and Nugent hasn’t adapted well. On Sunday, Nugent missed his sixth XP of the season and also went 1-of-2 on field goal tries. For the year, he has made 23 of his 29 attempts, which is more or less in line with his career field goal percentage. Still, the PAT issue was maddening for Cincinnati and they’re moving on to another veteran. Nugent leaves the Bengals as the team’s third-leading scorer of all-time.
Bullock now gets a three-game audition for the Bengals, or perhaps another team that would be interested in him for 2017. Bullock, 26, was the Giants’ kicker during their season opener as Josh Brown served his one-game suspension. Recently, he served as the Steelers’ place kicker while Chris Boswell was out of action.
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