Arizona puts Ware on injured reserve, signs kicker

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TEMPE -- The Arizona Cardinals have placed safety Matt Ware on injured reserve and signed kicker Mike Nugent.

Ware is a backup who has played in "nickel" defense situations. He injured his right knee in Monday night's 23-9 loss at San Francisco.

He is in his sixth NFL season, the last four with Arizona.

Nugent was signed because Neil Rackers has been bothered by a groin injury.

Nugent was released by Tampa Bay on Oct. 5 after he missed two field goals in a 16-13 loss to Washington.

He signed with the Buccaneers as a free agent after four seasons with the New York Jets.

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