Inside The Bills

K Nugent out for Bengals

Posted by Chris Brown on November 15, 2010 – 10:21 am

The Bills will be facing an opponent in search of a replacement kicker for the second straight week this Sunday.

Cincinnati kicker Mike Nugent sustained an injury to his kicking leg Sunday as he attempted an onsides kick. Reports out of Cincinnati are that Nugent could miss the rest of the season.

“It doesn’t look good,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis after the game.. “I’ll reserve judgment until we know for sure.”

UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Nugent is indeed out for the season. It’s reportedly a torn ACL and sprained MCL.

Initially it was thought that Nugent was injured in the pileup to recover the onsides kick, but Nugent turned awkwardly to fake kicking left before kicking the onsides attempt to the right. He said that’s when the injury occurred.

Nugent beat out Dave Rayner for the Bengals kicking job this past summer. Rayner was the fill in kicker for the Lions yesterday and missed a 49-yard attempt in a two-point Bills victory, their first of the season.

No word yet on who the Bengals may sign as a replacement for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

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