BOSTON (CBS) -- Mike Nugent's Patriots career will go down as a short one.
The kicker will be released Tuesday, according to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer.
Nugent joined the Patriots after Stephen Gostkowski was lost for the season to a hip injury.
Nugent, 37, played four games for the Patriots, making his debut in Week 5 in Washington.
A second-round pick by the Jets all the way back in 2005, Nugent successfully kicked just five of his eight field-goal attempts and missed one PAT. He had a 29-yard field goal blocked in Sunday's win over the Browns, and he also missed a 34-yard field goal in that game.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Falcons cut veteran kicker Matt Bryant, who could be an option for the Patriots to add. The Patriots also worked out a number of kickers both before and after signing Nugent.
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