Mike Nugent signs for New York Giants to challenge Aldrick Rosas
Last Updated: 02/08/17 8:55pm
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 December 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.
Meanwhile, Green Bay Packers rookie defensive tackle Montravius Adams will miss time at training camp because of a foot injury.
Coach Mike McCarthy said before practice Tuesday that Adams had surgery this week and will be out for "multiple weeks". Adams was a third-round pick in the NFL draft.
Adams joins fourth-round pick Vince Biegel on the sideline at training camp because of a foot injury. The linebacker who played at Wisconsin is expected to miss the first few weeks of practice following offseason surgery.
Another rookie, second-round pick Kevin King, attended practice Tuesday without pads because of an undisclosed injury.
The regular season of home and away matches run from September to December 2017, culminating in PlayOffs from January 6, 2018 and the Super Bowl on February 4, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota to determine the world champion.