The Facts: Nugent will sign his franchise tender today, which is worth $2.654 million. Nugent had a base salary of $685,000 last season.
Diehards Line:According to Enquirer staffer Joe Reedy, both sides are hoping to get a long-term deal done. They have until July 15 to do so or else they cannot negotiate again until the offseason. ... Nugent set a team record for field goals last season, making 33 of 38. He also set the team's Bengals season records for points (132) and had two game-winning field goals late in the fourth quarter -- Week 4 vs. Buffalo and Week 12 vs. Cleveland. With the Bengals boasting what should be an improving offense with young talent like Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, Nugent should continue to get sufficient opportunities to retain his status as a solid Fantasy kicker.