Buccaneers Boot Mike Nugent

Posted: 5th October 2009 by Tom Edrington in NFL
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Forget about anything being normal at One Buccaneer Place. First the Bucs gave the "boot" for steady-eddie place kicker Matt Bryant, now they've given the heave-ho to his replacement, Mike Nugent. Nugent was cut by the Buccaneers on Monday after coach Raheem Morris indicated his displeasure with Nugent and revealed that there were two kickers in the building for a look-see. The Bucs did more than look as they released Nugent and signed former Colts kicker Shane Andrus. Thus ends one of the very controversial sagas from the 2009 training camp. Bryant performed well for the Bucs last season but was hampered by a hamstring injury during camp. Nugent was given the job by default. Nugent hit only two of four field goal attempts in the loss to Washington Sunday, hitting a 22-yarder and a 37-yard ...

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