Patriots re-sign kicker Nick Folk

Mark Daniels
The Providence Journal
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Patriots kicker Nick Folk celebrates after kicking the winning field goal in the game against the New York Jets on Nov. 9 in East Rutherford, N.J.

It looks like the Patriots will enter this offseason with three kickers on the roster.

According to the NFL Network, the Patriots have re-signed kicker Nick Folk to a one-year, $1.6-million contract that can go up to $2.5 million with incentives. Folk, 36, was outstanding last season, hitting a career-high 92.9% of his field-goal attempts and 90.9% of his extra-point attempts.

Folk also earned AFC Special Teams Player of the week honors twice last season. The honors came after Folk hit a 51-yard game-winner against the New York Jets and a 50-yard game-winner against Arizona. Those kicks made him the first kicker in NFL history to hit on multiple game-winners of 50 or more yards as time expired in the same season.

Last year marked the second season for Folk in New England. He took over for Stephen Gostkowski halfway through 2019. Folk hit 82.4% of his field-goal attempts that year and was perfect in 12 extra-point attempts.

Folk will now enter the offseason in a three-way competition with Justin Rohrwasser (drafted in the fifth round last season) and Roberto Aguayo, who was signed to a futures contract. That, of course, is if the Patriots keep both young kickers on the roster. 

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