The Bengals have placed kicker Mike Nugent on the injured reserve list. Nugent has missed the past three game with a calf injury, and Josh Brown had done so wll in his absence, the team felt it was better to go forward with Brown. Nugent, who originally strained his calf in practice, was given the franchise tag this offseason, and this latest development does not bold well for his long-term future in Cincinnati. He had hit all 12 field goals inside 40 yards, but was 7 /11 from beyond 40. Josh Brown is 8/9 this year, including the game-winning 43-yarder to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers and clinch a playoff berth. His only miss was from 56 yards.
The team replaces him by signing CB Chris Lewis-Harris from practice squad. He originally signed with Bengals as college free agent and played in all four preseason games, notching 13 tackles and one sack before being signed to the PS. Harris was signed to the active roster and played in Week 3 vs. the Redskins, but was then cut and signed back to the PS.