Giants sign placekicker Mike Nugent to challenge Rosas

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed veteran Mike Nugent to challenge rookie Aldrick Rosas for their placekicking job.

The 35-year-old Nugent played the past seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He made 23 of 29 on both his field goal and extra point attempts before being released on Dec. 13.

Rosas has never played in a regular-season game. His only NFL field goal attempt came in a preseason game with Tennessee last summer.

Josh Brown and Robbie Gould kicked for the Giants last season, with Gould taking over after Brown was released because of domestic violence problems.

Gould signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent in the offseason.

Nugent also has played for the Jets, Tampa Bay and Arizona. He has made 236 of 292 field goal attempts and 344 of 355 extra points, scoring more than 100 points in a season six times.


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