the job was Nugent’s.Now Nugent is injured.

  • Mike Nugent has hip injury Reggie Nelson Jersey , Raiders look to sign new kicker this week Undrafted rookie Eddy Pineiro was supposed to be the team’s kicker this season. They brought in Mike Nugent in training camp to replace left-footed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio who was the team’s kicker last year. But it was clearly Pineiro’s job to lose. Then Pineiro was lost to an injury and The veteran kicker suffered a hip injury in the team’s game in Miami, and Jon Gruden is concerned he may not be able to go against the Browns this week. Unlike some positions, there is no backup kicker, so when the kicker can’t go, a replacement must be added.“We’ll be trying out numerous people, trying to find the best available kicker possible,” Gruden said Monday. “Rich Bisaccia, and I know Reggie McKenzie Kolton Miller Jersey , are up there working getting some flights organized right now.”For those wondering, no Pineiro is not an option. He was placed on injured reserve and is out for the season. In order to even be eligible to return after eight games, Pineiro would have had to be on the initial roster on the final cutdown to 53.Tavecchio is certainly an option, though he was released because the team didn’t want Johnny Townsend to have to keep switching sides as the holder.There are a lot of experiences kickers out there. Dan Bailey was the top free agent out there until last week when he signed with the Vikings. The short list of remaining possibilities include Cairo Santos, Dan Carpenter, Nick Novak, and Kai Forbath.Follow @LeviDamienRaiders expect to have three key injured players who missed Saturday’s game back Monday Training camp is done. The team is back in Alameda as the next step toward the start of the season just three weeks from today. Their first practice of the week starts at 1:15pm today as they prepare for their third preseason game this Friday against the Packers. And Gruden expects three key players who were not available for the game Saturday to be back today.“I think Seth [Roberts] will be back too. He’ll practice today. And that’s great for us, we need to get him out on the field P.J. Hall Jersey , back in with our receivers,” said Gruden. “[Marcus] Gilchrist will practice today, that’s a positive. . . I think [Daryl] Worley will be back practicing today as well.”Roberts didn’t playin the first preseason game either. He is in a battle for his roster spot at receiver, so he needs to get on the field so the team needs to see how he competes with the other players looking to take a roster spot from him.As for Gilchrist and Worley, Gruden has spoken highly of both of them throughout the offseason. Both are in contention to start at their respective positions — Gilchrist at safety, and Worley at corner. Worley started in the first preseason game mainly because Gareon Conley was injured. Gilchrist has yet to play in the preseason for the Raiders.Follow @LeviDamien