Bucs cut Nugent

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Hitting the right upright from 49 yards and missing wide left from 48 yards on Sunday at Washington was the death knell for kicker Mike Nugent.

Tampa Bay just announced that it signed kicker Shane Andrus, who had been in training camp with Indianapolis and kicked off for the Colts in their opener, and cut Nugent.

Nugent, who had previously played for the New York Jets after starring at Ohio State, came to Washington 0-for-2 having missed one field goal try and having the other blocked. He did make two shorter kicks on Sunday.

Nugent signed with Tampa Bay on March 4 and beat out popular incumbent Matt Bryant, who kicked a game-winner last season the week that his infant son died.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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