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Bengals cut kicker Mike Nugent, sign Randy Bullock

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  • By Jeremy Bergman NFL.com
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The Mike Nugent era has come to an ugly close in Cincinnati.

The veteran kicker was released on Tuesday following a recent string of misses.

The Bengals signed fellow journeyman Randy Bullock to replace Nugent; Bullock was released by the Steelers on Monday as Pittsburgh's starting kicker Chris Boswell returns from injury.

Nugent earned the ire of Bengals fans for his inconsistency on extra points. The 34-year-old kicker was second-worst among kickers with 10 attempted extra points (79 percent), just behind embattled former Vikings kickers Blair Walsh. Against the Browns on Sunday, Nugent missed an extra point in the first quarter and missed a 36-yard field goal to end the first half.

Nugent was drafted by the Jets in the second round of the 2005 draft, but spent just four seasons in New York before eventually settling in Cincinnati in 2010.

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