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Nick Novak

Nick Novak - #9 - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 198 lbs.
Birthday 08/21/1981
Birthplace Charlottesville, VA
College Maryland
Years played 6

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

FG Pat Pts
18 33 87

Pressure rises in AFC West

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
The four QBs in the AFC West — Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel — have a lot to prove this season. 

Chargers draft choice Troutman expected to miss 2012

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Just days after the draft has ended, the Chargers rookie class has already taken a hit, as OG Johnnie Troutman is expected to miss the entire 2012 season.

Chargers set for battle at SS

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
Veteran Atari Bigby and rookie Brandon Taylor will both see snaps at strong safety for the Chargers until a clear starter takes hold.

Chargers boost defense with top two picks

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
The additions of OLB Melvin Ingram and DE Kendall Reyes should assist the aging Chargers defense.

Chargers hope Ingram isn't second coming of English

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
The Chargers went with OLB Larry English in the first round three years ago. It didn't work. They're now trying again with OLB Melvin Ingram.

Chargers re-sign FB Hester

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
Chargers free-agent FB Jacob Hester agreed on a one-year deal to return to San Diego on Friday evening. 

Chargers sign three offensive linemen

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Chargers agreed to terms with three offensive linemen on one-year deals on Friday.

Chargers' chances shouldn't be discounted

Posted April 09, 2012 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
The Chargers may be an overlooked team entering 2012, but they could be dangerous, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

San Diego Chargers

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Here are the San Diego Chargers top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

Chargers add KR Spurlock

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 8:13 p.m. ET
The Chargers continue to add depth to their special teams, as they have signed free agent return specialist Michael Spurlock to a one-year deal.

Chargers bring back DL Castillo

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Chargers have reached an agreement with DE Luis Castillo, re-signing the veteran lineman on Wednesday. The deal is for one year, with financial terms not announced.

Chargers sign WR Parrish

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
The Chargers have reached a one-year deal with ex-Bills free-agent WR Roscoe Parrish. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

AFC West draft needs

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
With three of the division's teams having needs at defensive tackle, they're likely to be paying close attention to Memphis DT-NT Dontari Poe.

Former NFL QB Leaf arrested

Posted March 30, 2012 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf was arrested in Montana on Friday for criminal possession of dangerous drugs, felony burglary and misdemeanor theft. 

Chargers re-sign NT Garay with two-year deal

Posted March 29, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
After addressing several of their other needs in free agency, the Chargers solidified their D-line by re-signing NT Antonio Garay on Wednesday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 09, 2013
A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Chargers have agreed in principle to a four-year contract with kicker Nick Novak.||||||| Novak made 18 of 20 field goal attempts (90 percent) in 2012, the third-highest conversion rate in team history. He was signed on Sept. 29 after Nate Kaeding hurt his groin in practice two days before a game at Kansas City. Novak also kicked for San Diego in the final 15 games of 2011 after Kaeding was hurt on the season-opening kickoff.
Posted Sept. 13, 2011
Novak agreed Tuesday to a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers to replace the injured Nate Kaeding.||||||| Novak, who was in training camp with the Chargers in 2010 and the New York Jets this season, has kicked in 22 NFL games, making 19 of 30 career field goal attempts (.633). He's played with Washington, Arizona and Kansas City.
Posted April 30, 2010
The San Diego Chargers have signed kicker Nick Novak to a one-year contract.||||||| The move comes as Nate Kaeding rehabs a groin injury sustained in practice prior to the Pro Bowl. Kaeding missed three field goals in San Diego's 17-14 playoff loss to the New York Jets. Novak was out of football last year. He kicked for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. Before that, he played for the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals in 2005-06.
Posted Oct. 21, 2008
Novak was released on Tuesday and replaced by Connor Barth, who was beaten out by Novak in August.||||||| Novak missed two field goals in last week's 34-10 loss to Tennessee.
Posted Oct. 11, 2006
The Redskins signed Novak on Tuesday after the former University of Maryland kicker won a four-way competition among available free agents. He'll handle the kicking duties in Sunday's game against Tennessee.||||||| Novak will replace John Hall, who was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Novak was 5-of-7 on field-goal attempts in five games in place of the injured Hall last season.

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