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Bengals re-sign Mike Nugent


Mike Nugent will remain the Bengals’ kicker.

Nugent, who was slated to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, has re-signed with Cincinnati, according to the team’s website.

Last season Nugent made 19 of his 23 field goal attempts, with a long of 55 yards, and had 21 touchbacks on 65 kickoffs. Nugent ended the season on injured reserve with a calf injury, and Josh Brown kicked very well in Nugent’s absence. That led to some talk that the Bengals would let Nugent walk and bring back Brown as their kicker in 2013.

But instead it’s Brown who will walk, and Nugent who will kick for the Bengals this season.