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CINCINNATI -- Randy Bullock had just arrived home in Houston -- unemployed after the Steelers released him -- and was doing his laundry when one of Pittsburghs biggest rivals called. Xavier Woods Youth Jersey .The kicker tossed his clothes in the dryer and packed them again, this time for a trip to Cincinnati.And in his first game with a tiger-striped helmet, hell be trying to take the Steelers down.Pittsburgh waived Bullock on Monday because Chris Boswell had fully recovered from an abdominal strain. The Bengals claimed him off waivers and released the struggling Mike Nugent , who had repeatedly missed kicks wide right.Bullock expected to get released by the Steelers. The call from Cincinnati was a surprise.As a kicker, you never know whats going to happen, he said on Wednesday, wearing a Bengals stocking cap and jacket after a morning walkthrough.Coach Marvin Lewis had stuck with Nugent as he went through the worst slump of his 12-year career, missing five of his last nine extra-point attempts.Lewis felt the team had a better chance of working with Nugent to fix his problems rather than bringing in a new kicker.Lewis said that Nugents wide-right kick on a 36-yard field-goal try during a 23-10 victory at Cleveland on Sunday was the tipping point.Mike has been pretty consistent in practice but for whatever the reason, in the game it just hasnt worked that way -- missing the field goal before halftime last week, one that obviously he should make, Lewis said on Wednesday.Nugents struggles began at midseason. He missed a 51-yard field goal and an extra point during a 27-27 tie with Washington in London, and Bullock was one of the kickers whom the Bengals considered during their following bye week.It went really well, Bullock said of the tryout with Cincinnati. I felt like I stood out, and I was hoping at some point I would get an opportunity. It took a little longer than I expected, but morning came Im here now and Im really excited.Instead of signing Bullock, the Bengals decided to stick with Nugent. Now Bullock gets a chance to claim the job for the final few games and beyond.He was Houstons fifth-round draft pick in 2012 and has played in 45 games with the Texans, Jets, Giants and Steelers. He has made 78 of 96 field-goal attempts and all but four of his 95 point-after tries.I think any game is an audition, so Im thankful for the opportunity, Bullock said. Ive had a couple fill-in positions. Im here to perform at a high level, help this team win and hopefully stick.His first opportunity comes against his former team. The Bengals (5-7-1) need to beat the AFC North leaders (8-5) to maintain their slim chances of making the playoffs.Its always fun to have an opportunity to play against somebody who has released you, whether its recent or some other time, Bullock said.Game notes Receiver A.J. Green returned to practice for the first time since severely straining his right hamstring on Nov. 20, but did little more than jog lightly during the 30-minute part of practice that was open to the media. He didnt participate in drills with the other receivers. ... DE Wallace Gilberry (calf), CB Adam Pacman Jones (knee) and WR James Wright (knee) were held out of practice. ... G Clint Boling (shoulder), DE Carlos Dunlap (neck), WR Brandon LaFell (knee) and TE C.J. 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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 16 Georgias visit to Missouri features two first-year coaches making their Southeastern Conference debuts.Georgias Kirby Smart, who was a defensive back for the Bulldogs from 1995-98, and Missouris Barry Odom, who played linebacker for the Tigers from 1996-99, are eager to get their first conference win at the helm of their alma mater.I think anytime that you have an opportunity to open at your place thats great for our fan base and great for our kids, Odom said. But also, weve got to get to the point where it doesnt matter who, where or when youre playing that we focus on us and prepare the right way and get ready to go play.A year after finishing last in the conference in passing offense, the Tigers (1-1) lead the SEC in total passing with 759 yards. Quarterback Drew Lock tied a school record with five touchdown passes in last weeks 61-21 win against Eastern Michigan, and fell 30 yards shy of the school record for passing yards with 450.Smart said the Bulldogs (2-0) are focusing on the tempo of the Missouri offense and the speed of the defense.Weve got a great challenge playing a well-coached, very potent offense and a very disruptive defense, Smart said. They seem to be bigger than theyve been in the past, especially inside, and theyve got a really talented group, so its always a challenge when you go to play these guys because theyve athletic enough and disruptive enough to cause a lot of problems.Georgia is coming off a surprisingly close 26-24 win over Nicholls, but the Bulldogs will be a step up for the Tigers from Eastern Michigan. Here are some things to watch for Saturday:FAMILIAR TERRITORYGeorgia running back Nick Chubb won SEC freshman of the year in 2014 after rushing for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns. His first collegiate start came in Georgias 34-0 shutout of Missouri at Faurot Field on Oct. 11, 2014, when he rushed 38 times for 143 yards and a touchdown. Toddd Gurley had been suspended the previous week for NCAA rules violations, making way for Chubb to start the remaining eight games of the season. Taco Charlton Jersey. QUARTERBACK QUESTIONSThrough two games, Georgia has used a two-quarterback system, with senior Greyson Lambert and freshman Jacob Eason splitting time. Lambert, who threw for 1,959 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions last year, made his 13th start as a Bulldog in a season-opening victory against then North Carolina in Atlanta. He appeared in the first three series against the Tar Heels, completing 5 of 8 pass attempts for 54 yards in a 33-24 win. Eason played the majority of the second half, accounting for the Bulldogs only passing touchdown, a 17-yard connection with wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. He is 19 of 32 with two touchdowns and an interception on the season.I feel a sense of urgency to get the best guy on the field to give us an opportunity to win each game, Smart said. So if that means getting one guy ready, then thats what it would be. But right now, were not in a position to do that. Right now, were in a position where weve got two quarterbacks that are both developing, both a part of the game plan, and we want to continue to do that.CONTAINING CHUBBMissouris defensive front has been somewhat absent in the first two games. After tying for sixth nationally in tackles for loss in 2015, Missouris defense has 10 tackles for loss and only one sack, tied for last in the conference. Linebacker Michael Scherer has 13 tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss, and played against Chubb in 2014.Hes very good, Scherer said of Chubb. I think, kind of the way hes built, hes kind of short and stocky and very wide, its just tough to bring him down. Itll take multiple guys to bring him down. 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