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Bengals Place Kicker Mike Nugent Suffers Right Calf Injury

Cincinnati Bengals place kicker left the field early on Wednesday in what is being described as a right calf injury, according to the team's official practice report.

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Could The Cincinnati Bengals Keep Two Kickers?

The Cincinnati Bengals have two kickers on their roster, one of whom will return from a calf injury soon. Then the Bengals have a decision to make.

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K Nugent Kicks Field Goals During Warm Ups

Bengals place kicker Mike Nugent attempted field goals from the 32-yard line during warm ups prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles and "looked strong", tweets Geoff Hobson with Bengals.com.

Don't expect him to play.

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Nugent Suffered Injury Practicing Onside Kicks

Mike Nugent told reporters on Thursday that he definitely hurt his calf during practice on Wednesday.

The team was practicing onside kicks when he sustained the injury. As of now he's a little unsure when he'll be able to return.

Remember in 2010 Nugent suffered an ACL tear during an onside kick against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Bengals Sign K Josh Brown, Release C Jeff Faine

The Cincinnati Bengals announced that they've signed Josh Brown and release center Jeff Faine.

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Nugent Injury Not Believed To Be Serious

According to Geoff Hobson with Bengals.com, the calf injury that Bengals place kicker Mike Nugent reportedly suffered on Wednesday is "believed not to be a major injury, but it may take a week to get out the tweak."

It wouldn't be the first time Cincinnati required the brief stint from a free agent kicker. In 2008 Shayne Graham missed two games, so the Bengals signed Dave Rayner who had been with the team during the preseason. Nugent also missed time in 2009 with a torn ACL, so the team signed Clint Stitser. But the former comparison appears more relatable to the current situation.

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Rackers and Cundiff To Join Brown On Thursday

Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer originally reported that the Bengals were hosting veteran kickers Josh Brown and Nate Kaeding, along with a handful of others. He's since clarified that Kaeding won't be working out for the Bengals on Thursday.

Brown will be joined by former Bengals kicker Neil Rackers and former Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff on Thursday, according to Reedy.

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Bengals Invite Veteran Kickers For Tryout Thursday

The Cincinnati Bengals are hosting veteran place kickers on Thursday, leading speculation that Mike Nugent, who missed Wednesday's practice, could miss time.

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