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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

Chargers' offense flailing during losing streak

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
The Chargers' offense has been disappointing this season and is a big reason why things are unraveling in San Diego.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos dominate, Raiders rising

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The rest of the division should be worried after watching the Broncos dominate on Sunday night, routing the Saints 34-14.

Change, desperation in air for three teams

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Eagles, Jets and Chargers might have reached the point of no return; examining the Cowboys' losing culture; and more from Week Eight.

Richardson, Browns hand Chargers third straight loss

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown, leading the Browns to a soggy, wind-whipped 7-6 win over the Chargers on Sunday.

Turner denies Chargers used 'stickum'

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Norv Turner responded to the claim that the Chargers used an illegal stickum substance in their Week Six loss to Denver.

Chargers sign WR Alexander, place PK Kaeding on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed WR Danario Alexander and placed PK Nate Kaeding on injured reserve. The team plans to release Kaeding when he is healthy.

AFC West Spin cycle: Raiders regress and still win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
With the rest of the division's teams on bye, the Raiders represented the AFC West with an ugly win over the shorthanded Jaguars.

Report: NFL investigating Chargers for using stickum

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
NFL security is investigating the Chargers for allegedly using a banned, “stickum” type substance, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

Chargers edge rush can take page from run stoppers

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
The Chargers' run defense is greatly improved from last season, but that aggressiveness needs to show up in the pass rush.

AFC West Spin cycle: Manning's miracle on Monday night

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Analyzing the fallout of Monday night's stunning Broncos comeback and the rest of the AFC West action in Week Six.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Change coming in San Diego

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
On Monday night we saw vintage Peyton Manning and the fate of Norv Turner and A.J. Smith in San Diego sealed.

Manning's three TD passes spur Broncos' comeback

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 12:22 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw three TD passes in the second half as the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to stun the Chargers 35-24.

Friday's key matchup: Chargers RB Ryan Mathews vs. Broncos defense

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The spotlight will be on the quarterbacks on Monday night, but Chargers RB Ryan Mathews could be the difference. 

Chargers lift blackout for Monday night

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Chargers sold enough tickets to life the local television blackout for Monday night’s game against the Broncos.

AFC West Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
It was a rough week for the AFC West, going 0-3 (the Raiders were on bye). We'll learn a lot more next week when the Broncos face the Chargers.

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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