Bullock wins Bengals kicking job

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Randy Bullock #4 of the Cincinnati Bengals watches as he misses a 43 yard field goal in the closing seconds to give the Houston Texans a 12-10 win at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Randy Bullock #4 of the Cincinnati Bengals watches as he misses a 43 yard field goal in the closing seconds to give the Houston Texans a 12-10 win at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Randy Bullock has won the Cincinnati Bengals kicking job after the team cut rookie Jake Elliott today, according to multiple reports.

The Bengals drafted Elliott in the fifth-round to challenge Bullock, whom the team signed in December after parting ways with struggling veteran Mike Nugent.

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Elliott and Bullock were a combined 10 of 11 on field goals in the preseason before they combined to miss three kicks in the final five minutes Thursday night in a 7-6 loss at Indianapolis .

Elliott missed a 46-yarder with 4:42 to go and a 60-yarder at the gun to finish 4 of 7 after also missing a 45-yarder Sunday in Washington.

Bullock missed a 47-yarder with ? to go and ended the preseason 6 of 7.

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The deadline for the Bengals to announce all of their cuts is 4 p.m., although they are expected to do so closer to 3.

If another team doesn’t claim Elliott by noon Sunday, the Bengals could add him to their practice squad.

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