Sunday, January 03, 2010

Cards Release Nugent

Color me a little disappointed that the Cardinals released kicker Mike Nugent outright. I would have preferred to see him signed to the practice squad. Neil Rackers is the Cardinals normal kicker, and a damn good one. Still, with Rackers' injury, Mike Nugent had a 100% success rate as a stand-in. He made every field goal he was asked to kick. He didn't screw up any kickoffs either.

Of course, Nugent went in knowing that he would only be a round for a few weeks, but still, a decent kicker is hard to find, and with Rackers not at 100%, it would be good to have Nugent on the roster for the playoffs.

Not completely understanding Whisenhunt's rationale here.

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