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K Nugent signs two-year deal to stay with Bengals

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The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed Kicker Mike Nugent to a two-year contract before he became an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday, according to a report on the team's website.

"It's great to be able to come back to a place where you love going to work every day," Nugent told Bengals.com. "That obviously means a lot and I really think we've got a good thing going with the specialists. We've been together a long time and that not only helps us, but it helps the team, too."

Nugent, 31, made 19 of 23 field goal attempts last season (82.3 percent) but injured his right calf in December and missed the Bengals' playoff game.

Josh Brown filled in for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs, making 11 of 12 field goal tries (91.7 percent). But Nugent will get his job back next season.

A former New York Jets kicker, Nugent set Bengals records with 132 points and 33 field goals in 2011.
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