Gostkowski has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. With that, Gostkowski, who made 18 of his 26 field-goal attempts this past season, is slated to be available for Sunday's playoff game against the Ravens. Sam Sloman filled in capably as the team's kicker in Week 17, but Gostkowski should reclaim the assignment this weekend.
Gostkowski (reserve/COVID-19 list) is expected back Thursday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Per Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com, the kicker is slated to be "in the ramp-up process" Thursday and if all goes well, Gostkowski will be in line to return to action for Sunday's playoff opener against the Ravens.
Gostkowski (reserve/COVID-19 list) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Texans after the Titans promoted Sam Sloman from their practice squad to handle the team's Week 17 kicking duties, Will Backus of The Tennesseean reports. Gostkowski was placed on the list Monday after either testing positive for COVID-19 or coming in close contact with an infected person or persons. Though Gostkowski would have had a chance to be available this weekend if he had tested negative for five consecutive days, the 36-year-old apparently wasn't able to clear all health-related protocols. The Titans will hope that Gostkowski can make it back for a wild-card playoff game Jan. 9 or 10, should Tennessee secure a spot in the postseason.
Gostkowski has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Gostkowski's placement on the list means that he either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. If Gostkowski isn't cleared in advance of Sunday's game against the Texans, the Titans have the option of promoting Sam Sloman from their practice squad.
Gostkowski made both of his extra-point attempts and did not attempt a field goal in Week 16 against the Packers. The Titans were playing at snowy Lambeau Field and faced a deficit for the entire game. Both of those factors combined to limit Gostkowski's ability to impact the game, though he did convert on the opportunities given. Gostkowski has not missed either a field goal or extra-point attempt since Week 10 against Indianapolis.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@New York Jets||28||8.94|
|7||10/24||Kansas City Chiefs||5||6.37|
|9||11/07||@Los Angeles Rams||6||6.50|
|10||11/14||New Orleans Saints||10||6.72|
|12||11/28||@New England Patriots||9||6.63|
|16||12/23||San Francisco 49ers||26||8.81|