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Houston Chronicle Aug 15, 2018

With kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn sidelined, Texans try out kickers Giorgio Tavecchio, Nick Rose

The Texans auditioned veteran kickers Giorgio Tavecchio and Nick Rose on Wednesday, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.
The Falcoholic Aug 7, 2018
Report: Falcons work out former Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

Report: Falcons work out former Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

This is likely to be a relevant piece of news in the season, rather than now. The Falcons have one of the best kickers in football in Matt Bryant, a fact that I think is more or less indisputable. Were it not for Adam Vinatieri, Bryant would probably be considered the leading NFL miracle at the kicker position, given both his effectiveness and age. But Bryant is going to miss this first preseason game, handing duties over to former Wofford and Georgia kicker David Marvin, which is a small but stark reminder that Bryant is 43 years old. He takes care of himself and he’s one of the...
The Mercury News Aug 6, 2018
Raiders notes: Pineiro sorry to see Tavecchio go, now looks to Nugent

Raiders notes: Pineiro sorry to see Tavecchio go, now looks to Nugent

Get Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter. NAPA — Eddy Pineiro learned all he could from Giorgio Tavecchio. Now he’s doing the same with Mike Nugent. Pineiro was the presumptive favorite to be the Raiders place kicker the moment the Raiders gave him a $25,000 signing bonus […]
Change in kickers made in part to streamline Townsend’s holding duties but still ‘battle’ for kicker job

Change in kickers made in part to streamline Townsend’s holding duties but still ‘battle’ for kicker job

Friday the battle between Giorgio Tavecchio and rookie Eddy Pineiro ended with Tavecchio’s release. And replaced with veteran Mike Nugent. Before the move, Raiders punter Johnny Townsend had to learn how to hold for the right-footed Pineiro and the left-footed Tavecchio. Depending on who would be kicking, Townsend would have to execute completely opposite motions to hold for the two kickers on alternating days. While Townsend has shown some ambidextrous holding abilities, it never made much sense to have to continue to hold from both sides. It is better to master one side of the...
Just Blog Baby Aug 4, 2018

Raiders Roundup: Raiders cut Giorgio Tavecchio, add Mike Nugent

The Oakland Raiders added a wrinkle to the kicking competition on Friday, cutting Giorgio Tavecchio, and adding veteran Mike Nugent. Heading into the 2018 Oakland Raiders training camp, the thought was Giorgio Tavecchio would have to stave off rookie Eddy Pineiro to keep the starting kicker job. However, the Raiders threw a wrench in those […] Raiders Roundup: Raiders cut Giorgio Tavecchio, add Mike Nugent - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Mercury News Aug 4, 2018
Raiders cut incumbent starting kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

Raiders cut incumbent starting kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

Rookie Eddy Piñeiro keeps his job, and the Raiders reportedly signed veteran Mike Nugent to replace Tavecchio.
Raiders reportedly swap out kicker Giorgio Tavecchio for Mike Nugent

Raiders reportedly swap out kicker Giorgio Tavecchio for Mike Nugent

Just today at the end of practice, special teams coach Rich Bisaccia was talking as if the Raiders kicker battle was still neck and neck between incumbent Giorgio Tavecchio and rookie Eddy Pineiro. “I’d say it’s just a daily grind to be the kicker. It’s a daily grind,” Bisaccia said when asked if either kicker was gaining an edge in the battle. A couple hours later, Giorgio Tavecchio was released according to multiple reports, and replaced him with veteran NFL kicker, Mike Nugent, first reported by Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review Journal. Nugent is a right footed kicker,...
SFGate Aug 4, 2018

Raiders parting with kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

Giorgio Tavecchio, who last year replaced Sebastian Janikowski as the Raiders’ kicker, will not reprise his role this season. The Raiders waived the former Cal kicker Friday, a team source confirmed, providing clarity to one training camp position battle. The move leaves undrafted rookie Eddy Piñeiro as the favorite to inherit kicking duties this season. The Raiders also signed veteran kicker Mike Nugent to compete with Piñeiro, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was first to report both moves. It was clear the Raiders...

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