Mike Nugent signs franchise tender

Updated: April 25, 2012, 4:18 PM ET
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent signed his $2.645 million tender as the team's franchise player, the team announced Wednesday.

Nugent, 30, set Bengals single-season records for points (132) and field goals (33) last season. His base salary last year was $685,000.

"We're happy Mike has signed in advance of our offseason camps," coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. "This does not preclude our continuing to talk to Mike and his representatives about reaching a longer-term ...

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