CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Ohio State University kicker Aaron Pettrey to replace another former Buckeye.
Kicker Mike Nugent was lost for the season after tearing a knee ligament during a successful onside kick play in the closing minutes of Sunday's 23-17 loss at Indianapolis. The Bengals signed the sixth-year pro from Ohio State in April.
Pettrey joined Carolina in April as a college free agent, was waived, then played in one preseason game for Detroit. He missed a 42-yard field goal try and made a point-after kick.