Centerville native joining along with AJ Hawk this year. Both also played for the Bengals.

Report: Centerville native Mike Nugent, a former Buckeye and Bengal, back in NFL with Patriots

Centerville native Mike Nugent is back in the NFL.

Nugent is the new kicker for the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 

A 14-year NFL veteran, Nugent most recently played in 2018 with the Oakland Raiders. He spent seven seasons (2010-16) with the Bengals. For his career, he has made 81.4 percent (253-of-311) of his field-goal attempts.

»RELATED: Nugent reflects on Hall of Fame career at OSU

Nugent reportedly was one of seven kickers the Patriots worked out the last two days to replace Stephen Gostkowski, who is out for the season with a hip injury.

An Ohio State grad, Nugent, 37, recently was inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame.

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