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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:48:02 -0800
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak (back) suffered an apparent lower back injury in the first half of the Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team chiropractor was seen working on Novak's back on the sideline.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:26:43 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with free-agent PK Nick Novak (Chargers) on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:07:40 -0700
San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (groin) has been ruled out for the Week 6 game against the Denver Broncos. PK Nick Novak will start for the third straight game in his absence.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:46:38 -0700
San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (groin) was unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 3. If he is unable to go in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints, PK Nick Novak will again handle the placekicking chores.
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:37:23 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have re-signed PK Nick Novak. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. He will be the kicker Week 4 because PK Nate Kaeding (groin) did not travel with the team.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 09:51:25 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have released DE Jacques Cesaire, OT Anthony X. Davis, OT Mario Henderson, FB Jacob Hester and PK Nick Novak. The team waived RB Edwin Baker, OG Colin Baxter, OT Charlie Bryant, LB Ricky Elmore, LB Darryl Gamble, CB Gregory Gatson, DE Logan Harrell, CB Arthur Hobbs, QB Jarrett Lee, P Robert Malone, CB De'Andre Presley, DE Damik Scafe, OF Stephen Schilling, TE Kory Sperry and WR Mike Willie. The team also placed SS Sean Cattouse (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve.
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:27:16 -0800
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak might have kicked himself out of a job down the stretch, missing six of his final 16 field goal attempts. PK Nate Kaeding (knee) is expecting to resume his old job once he is healthy.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:59:56 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have both PKs Nate Kaeding (knee) and Nick Novak under contract through 2012, but the team is unwilling to roster both during the season, according to team sources. Kaeding is ahead of schedule in his recovery, and he said last week that he expects to resume kicking field goals again late in January. Kaeding said he doesn't anticipate camp competition, but that's exactly what might happen with the two.
Sat, 07 Jan 2012 08:32:02 -0800
San Diego Chargers PKs Nate Kaeding and Nick Novak are expected to compete for the placekicking job during training camp since both are under contract for next season. It is believed Kaeding thinks he should get his job back after missing most of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Sun, 06 Nov 2011 22:07:08 -0800
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak booted a career-long 52-yard field goal in the Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he also added five extra points.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:06:04 -0700
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak missed his first field goal attempt of the season in the Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 31, against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he was able to knock through four field goals.
Sun, 09 Oct 2011 18:17:56 -0700
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak had five field goals (24, 32, 28, 51, 35) and two extra points in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos. Novak is a perfect 11-for-11 on field goal attempts, and 9-for-9 on extra points in four games since taking over for the injured PK Nate Kaeding (knee).
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:15:16 -0700
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak has made all six of his field goal attempts since signing with the team to replace the injured PK Nate Kaeding (knee). "I feel like I've prepared to kick well for the last three years," Novak said. "I just think it was a maturation process and I just really, feels great now to kind of actualize my dream and to be successful and I think the root of that is my preparation in practice and my preparation before I got the job, just trying to stay ready."
Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:11:30 -0700
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak posted three extra points with no field goal attempts in his debut in Week 2 against the New England Patriots.
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:56:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, the San Diego Chargers signed PK Nick Novak to a two-year deal Tuesday, Sept. 13. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:26:11 -0700
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent PK Nick Novak (Jets) Tuesday, Sept. 13, to replace PK Nate Kaeding (knee).
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:35:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, in addition to free-agent PK Nick Novak (Jets), the San Diego Chargers might also be interested in free-agent PKs Dave Rayner (Lions) and Jeff Reed (Seahawks) as they look to replace PK Nate Kaeding (knee), who is out for the season.
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:49:52 -0700
The San Diego Chargers could pursue free-agent PK Nick Novak (Jets) to take over for injured PK Nate Kaeding (knee).
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:58:36 -0700
The New York Jets will release PK Nick Novak, according to a source. As a result, PK Nick Folk will be the team's place kicker.
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 09:58:28 -0700
New York Jets PKs Nick Folk and Nick Novak are expected to compete for the kicking job during training camp.
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:57:39 -0800
The New York Jets have signed United Football League PK Nick Novak, a source told Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:43:48 -0700
The United Football League would not allow Florida Tuskers kicker Nick Novak to sign with an unidentified NFL team, a source told Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. The Tuskers were willing to grant Novak his release and the NFL team was willing to pay a $150,000 release fee, but UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue denied the move.
Sat, 04 Sep 2010 12:04:03 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have announced they have released OT Brady Bond, FB Richard Brockel, TE Dedrick Epps, WR Richard Goodman, OL Jeff Hansen, DE Derrick Jones, FB Billy Latsko, C Ryan McDonald, LB Mike Nixon, PK Nick Novak, P Glenn Pakulak, OT Nic Richmond, CB Traye Simmons, OG Cameron Stephenson, SS Quinton Teal and LB Kion Wilson.
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:46:03 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent PK Nick Novak (Chiefs), a league source with knowledge of the situation told the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Thu, 01 Apr 2010 11:52:50 -0700
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Cleveland Browns are scheduled to work out unrestricted free-agent PK Nick Novak (Chiefs) next week, according to a source.
Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:39:00 -0800
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Cincinnati Bengals worked out free-agent PK Nick Novak (Chiefs) Friday, Feb. 12, according to a league source.
Mon, 07 Dec 2009 19:29:22 -0800
Updating a previous item, Jason La Canfora, of NFL.com, reports the Washington Redskins will work out free agents PK Nick Novak (Chiefs), PK Shane Andrus (Buccaneers), PK Graham Gano (Titans) and PK Mike Nugent (Buccaneers) Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:49:05 -0700
John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports the Detroit Lions are brining in free-agent PK Nick Novak (Chiefs) for a tryout.
Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:33:13 -0700
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Indianapolis Colts are scheduled to work out unrestricted free-agent PK Nick Novak (Chiefs) Thursday, June 4.
Tue, 21 Oct 2008 14:14:09 -0700
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have released PK Nick Novak.
Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:06:18 -0700
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Nick Novak made four of his five field goals attempts in the team's Week 4 game.
Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:11:46 -0700
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Nick Novak will be the team's place kicker this season.
Wed, 20 Aug 2008 02:13:19 -0700
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs PKs Nick Novak and Connor Barth could both be on their way out after the team's next preseason game. The team does not appear sold on either of them.
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 08:30:31 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Kansas City Chiefs have charted around 130 field goals from kickers Nick Novak and Connor Barth. The two have both made around 85 percent of their kicks.
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 10:12:13 -0700
Bob Gretz, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Nick Novak had a great week, making all six of his field goals.
Tue, 27 May 2008 13:27:09 -0700
Jeffrey Flanagan, of The Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Nick Novak will compete with PK Connor Barth and PK Billy Cundiff for a spot on the roster.
Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:08:24 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs president Carl Peterson announced the Chiefs signed PK Nick Novak (Bears) to a two-year reserve/futures contract Monday, Feb. 18. Novak attended training camp with the Chicago Bears in 2007, but was released prior to the start of the season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 20:47:54 -0800
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to contract terms with free agent PK Nick Novak (Bears).
Wed, 26 Dec 2007 22:58:13 -0800
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the San Diego Chargers will work out free-agent PK Nick Novak (Bears) Thursday, Dec. 27.
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 18:00:12 -0800
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Seattle Seahawks will work out free-agent PK Nick Novak (Bears) Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 09:07:31 -0800
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to release PK Dave Rayner. The team is working out free-agent PK Billy Cundiff (Falcons), free-agent PK Nick Novak (Bears), and free-agent PK John Carney (Jaguars) and one of the three is likely to be signed.
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 19:47:11 -0700
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free-agent PK Nick Novak (Bears) will work out for the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Mon, 03 Sep 2007 17:38:38 -0700
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free-agent PK Nick Novak (Bears) will work out for the Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Mon, 03 Sep 2007 17:36:44 -0700
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free-agent PK Nick Novak (Bears) worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Sept. 3. Novak was 8-for-8 on field goals, including two from more than 50 yards.
Mon, 27 Aug 2007 04:59:05 -0700
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have released PK Nick Novak.
Fri, 16 Feb 2007 07:02:00 -0800
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have signed free agent PK Nick Novak (Redskins). Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Novak will be allocated to NFL Europa this spring.
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 06:21:49 -0800
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins PK Shaun Suisham was pleased with his performance last season despite being added to the roster in early December. "I'm disappointed the season ended because I loved being out there and I felt like I could continue to get better," Suisham said, who won a midseason competition with PK Nick Novak for the kicking job. "From that standpoint, I wish I would have been here at the start of the year, but it doesn't always work that way." Suisham converted 8-of-9 field goals last year but is expected to face competition in training camp for next season.
Mon, 04 Dec 2006 17:12:00 -0800
Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins released PK Nick Novak Monday, Dec. 4.
Mon, 27 Nov 2006 22:27:08 -0800
Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs has not ruled out the possibility of conducting a tryout Tuesday, Nov. 28, to find a replacement for PK Nick Novak. Novak is 5-for-10 in field goal attempts and has struggled with short kickoffs. Gibbs said, "It's a matter of us evaluating things. We work hard with Nick, and he's a hard worker. But for all of us, Nick will tell you, he needs to be consistent. He has won a game for us and that stuck in my mind. It's a matter of someone who will be productive."
Sun, 05 Nov 2006 19:25:10 -0800
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins PK Nick Novak was given two chances during the Week 9 game to kick a winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys. Novak missed his first chance from 49 yards with 31 seconds to go in the game. Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt attempted to kick a 35-yard field goal with six seconds left, but the field goal was blocked by Redskins S Troy Vincent and S Sean Taylor returned it into Dallas territory. A 15-yard facemask penalty on Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier allowed for one more play with no time left on the clock. Novak made the 47-yard field goal to beat the Cowboys 22-19.