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Patriots Reportedly Release Veteran Kicker Mike Nugent

A closeup of a New England Patriots football helmet. The team will be without David Andrews in Week 3.

ATLANTA - AUGUST 11: A detailed view of a New England Patriots helmet prior to the NFL preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on August 11, 2006 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Well, it appears Bill Belichick has seen enough of veteran kicker Mike Nugent. The Patriots have decided to make yet another change at the position.

New England has relied on Stephen Gostkowski for several years, but he's currently on injured reserve due to a season-ending hip injury. In an effort to keep their kicking game afloat, the Patriots previously signed Nugent to a one-year deal.

Over the course of four weeks in Foxborough, Nugent has converted only five-of-eight field goal attempts. He struggled mightily on Sunday against the Browns as he missed two field goals.

Special teams is so valuable to the Patriots every season, which is exactly why the team is deciding to move on from Nugent.

Albert Breer broke the news that New England is cutting Nugent.

It'll be interesting to see who the Patriots sign to take Nugent's place. Veteran kicker Matt Bryant was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday morning, and it's possible he might be intrigued by the idea of winning a title in New England.

While the focus in New England is currently on what the front office does before the trade deadline, it's important that Belichick finds a trustworthy kicker for the second half of the season.