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Reports: Ravens Try Out Two Kickers

The Ravens reportedly worked out free agent kickers Mike Nugent and Billy Cundiff Tuesday.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times is reporting that the Ravens tried out free agent veteran kickers Mike Nugent and Billy Cundiff Tuesday in Owings Mills, according to a league source.

Cundiff was waived by the Cleveland Browns a week ago. He was 6 of 6 this year with a long of 31 yards, including a 29-yarder against the Ravens in Week 3 and an 18-yarder with 26 seconds remaining to beat the Bills in Week 5.

Cundiff filled in for the Browns while usual kicker Phil Dawson was injured for five games. Cundiff, 29, has played for seven different teams.

Nugent was 2 for 6 this season before he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 6. Nugent missed all three of his field goal attempts over 40 yards. It is reportedly the second time he has worked out for the Ravens in recent weeks.

Ravens kicker Steve Hauschka missed his third field goal of the season Sunday against the Bengals. In his first season as Baltimore’s full-time kicker, Hauschka has missed both of his kicks under pressure in the fourth quarter and is 8 of 11 on the season.

“We think Steve is going to be a really good kicker in the NFL,” head coach John Harbaugh said Monday, adding he had no announcement on whether a change would be made. “I’m disappointed with that kick. I know Steve is, too.”

However, Harbaugh backed his kicker on Tuesday during his weekly radio show on WBAL.

“Steve works really hard; he’s really got a lot of talent,” Harbaugh said. “He’s our best option.”

The Ravens have a policy of not commenting on workouts.

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