The Patriots have re-signed Folk to a one-year deal, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Per the report, Folk's contract includes $1.225 million guaranteed, giving him a chance to reprise the role he filled capably in 2020. The 36-year-old finished last season with 108 points while connecting on 26 of his 28 field-goal attempts and hitting 30 of his 33 extra-point tries. Also currently on the Patriots' roster are fellow kickers Roberto Aguayo and Justin Rohrwasser.
Folk finished the 2020 season with 108 points, while connecting on 26 of his 28 field-goal attempts and hitting 30 of his 33 extra-point tries. The 36-year-old's 92.9 percent success rate on his field-goal tries marked a career high, and ESPN's Mike Reiss believes that the Patriots "might have the inside track on retaining the veteran after helping revive his career." If Folk ends up being a free-agent departure, however, the team has a contingency plan in place, having signed Roberto Aguayo and Justin Rohrwasser to future contracts.
Folk (back) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jets. Folk has been a regular on the injury report, but he's consistently been in the lineup this season. The 36-year-old has been excellent this season, connecting on 26 of 28 field-goal attempts and 26 of 29 extra-point tries.
Folk (back) carries a questionable designation into Sunday's game against the Jets. Folk has been oft-listed on the injury report with his back issue, but he has yet to miss a game. The veteran kicker will likely gain clearance ahead of Sunday's contest, but Roberto Aguayo awaits as a potential practice squad replacement in the event Folk's condition takes a turn for the worse.
Folk (back) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports. Folk has missed practice time throughout the season due to the back injury, though it has yet to force him to sit out any games. As long as the Patriots don't add another kicker to their roster before Saturday's deadline for Week 17 transactions, Folk should be good to go for Sunday's season finale versus the Jets.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||@New York Jets||28||8.94|
|3||09/26||New Orleans Saints||10||6.72|
|4||10/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||6.75|
|7||10/24||New York Jets||28||8.94|
|8||10/31||@Los Angeles Chargers||25||8.19|