Second-year player out of Fresno State has joined Bengals practice squad after opening 2012 on Cleveland practice squad ... Entered NFL in 2011 with Cleveland as college free agent and spent the first 12 weeks of ’11 on Browns practice squad before being signed to active roster and playing in final five games (no statistics).
2012 HIGHLIGHTS: Spent preseason with Cleveland and played in all four Browns preseason games, logging 10 tackles on defense and two on special teams ... Waived Aug. 31 and signed Sept. 1 to Browns practice squad ... Released by Browns on Oct. 9 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on Nov. 12.
The Bengals’ Mike Nugent is halfway to his goal of kicking 20 years in the NFL. Which means if he makes it, half his career will come dealing with extra points that weren’t as automatic as they were during his first 10 seasons.