Mike Nugent released by Patriots

The New England Patriots released kicker Mike Nugent.

What It Means:

Nugent struggled in four games as Stephen Gostkowski's (hip, injured reserve) replacement. Nick Folk is now taking over kicking duties for the Patriots. Nugent is 37.

Nugent went 5-for-8 on field goals (62.5 percent) and 15-for-16 on extra points (93.8 percent) in four games for the Patriots.