Bengals Kicker Mike Nugent finally arrived at OTA's on Thursday, still without a long-term contract. Nugent says that negotiations for a desired long-term contract have not been easy, but he expects a deal to eventually be completed. Nugent was placed with the franchise tag in March and signed the franchise tender last month. Nugent attending the voluntary OTA's should be considered a step in the right direction. Many expected Nugent to skip OTA's and to attend June's mandatory minicamp. Nugent is keeping the long-term deal in perspective, as he remembers not having a team in 2009:
"It was really difficult," he said. "One of your goals is you want your team to want you back. That's the way I've looked at it. I'm in a very fortunate position in that my team wants me to come back for another season."
K Mike Nugent admits negotiations for long-term deal "haven't been easy," but he's optimistic it can get done. Arrived at OTAs Thursday.