Nov 15, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals kicker Zane Gonzalez (5) celebrates with cornerback Jace Whittaker (39) against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Cardinals promote Nugent, rule out Gonzalez vs. Giants

The Arizona Cardinals promoted Mike Nugent to the active roster and ruled out fellow kicker Zane Gonzalez for Sunday’s road game against the New York Giants.

Gonzalez was nursing a back injury and had been listed as questionable to play for the Cardinals (6-6).

Nugent, 38, had a brief stint with the New England Patriots last season. In four games, Nugent converted 5 of 8 field goal attempts and 15 of 16 extra-point tries.

Nugent has made 258 of 319 field-goal attempts and 378 of 393 extra-point tries in 168 career games with the New York Jets (2005-08), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009), Cardinals (2009), Cincinnati Bengals (2010-16), Chicago Bears (2017), Dallas Cowboys (2017), then-Oakland Raiders (2018) and Patriots (2019).

Gonzalez, 25, has converted 16 of 22 field-goal attempts and 38 of 39 extra-point tries in 12 games this season.

He has made 71 of 91 field-goal attempts and 105 of 111 extra-point tries in four seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2017-18) and Cardinals (2018-20).

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