Cincinnati Bengals place kicker Mike Nugent will be back with the team for a sixth season in 2015, agreeing to terms on a two-year, $4 million contract on Sunday.
Here's Ian Rapoport of NFL Network with the report:
Bengals K Mike Nugent agrees to a 2-year contract worth $4M, source said. $250K each year is tied to incentives.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2015
Nugent, 32, connected on 26-of-33 field goals last season. However, it's his accuracy from between 40 and 49 yards (10 of 12) and sterling touchback rate (37 of 81 on kickoffs in 2014) that makes him such a weapon for the Bengals.
The kicker market looks to be extremely bare by the time free agency opens on Tuesday, with Atlanta’s Matt Bryant, Detroit’s Matt Prater and now Nugent all re-signing with their respective clubs. In addition, New England’s Stephen Gostkowski has received and signed his club’s franchise tender, leaving Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop as the top projected free-agent option on the market.
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