The Bengals have until July 16 to negotiate a long-term deal for Nugent. Otherwise, he'll play the…
Mike Nugent signs franchise tender
Nugent ranked eighth in the NFL in field goal accuracy last season with an 86.8 percent success rate as he converted 33-of-38 kicks.
He put 67 of his 80 kickoffs into the end zone, 36 of those going for touchbacks, and the Bengals finished first in the NFL in opponents' starting field position after kickoffs: 20.3 yard line average.
Nugent was voted by his teammates to win the Ed Block Courage Award for his comeback from a knee injury that sidelined him for the final seven games of the 2010 season.
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