The Bengals may have re-signed kicker, Mike Nugent to a 2-year deal last month, but they are also showing interest in Concordia-St. Paul kicker, Tom Obarski, per Darren Wilson with KTSP.
Obarski holds a slew of Concordia records including:
- Field goals made (44)
- Career points for a kicker (250)
- Single game record for field goals made, (set four times during career, three times in 2014, once in 2013).
- Second most points for a kicker in a single game (14) and the third most points in a game for kicker (13).
He also holds a school and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference record for longest field goal (59, vs Augustana) and delivered NCAA Division II record-long field goals twice during career (59 vs Augustana, 56 vs Upper Iowa).
Obarski was one of few kickers selected to play in the Senior Bowl, where he impressed scouts by making a 49-yard field goal. CBS Sports ranks Obarski as the draft's eighth-best kicker.
Some have predicted that there will be no competition at kicker for the Bengals in 2015, as Nugent enters his 11th year as a pro and fifth year as a Bengal. But, some training camp competition may be just what Nugent needs, and Obarski seems like a good option to compete with the Bengals' vet.