Stephen Gostkowski

#3 K / New England Patriots / EXP: 15YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 lb Age: 36 College: Memphis Bye 10,19,20,21

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    Stephen Gostkowski: Let go by Patriots

    The Patriots will release Stephen Gostkowski (hip), Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.When healthy, Gostkowski was entrenched as the Patriots' kicker since he was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. A hip injury limited the 36-year-old to four games last season, however. Per Doug Kyed of, with Gostkowski on the way out, Matthew Slater is now the longest-tenured player on the Patriots.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Could be released

    Stephen Gostkowski (hip) may be released this offseason,'s Zack Cox reports.Gostkowski missed five kicks in four games last season before landing on injured reserve with a hip injury. He's now entering the last year of his contract, with the New England Patriots able to clear out nearly $3.5 million in cap space if he's released. The 36-year-old probably needs to accept a pay cut to have any shot at sticking around.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Hip procedure on tap

    Stephen Gostkowski will require season-ending surgery to address a left hip injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Gostkowski, whom the New England Patriots placed on IR on Wednesday, is expected to be ready for the 2020 season, but the Patriots will have to find a new kicker for the remainder of the current campaign.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Heading to injured reserve

    The New England Patriots will place Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve Wednesday due to an unspecified issue, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.Gostkowski's absence from practice Wednesday hinted that something was amiss, but the veteran kicker's move to IR still comes as a surprise. More details surrounding the injury should unfold soon, but the transaction means that he'll miss at least the next eight weeks. The injury may have contributed to Gostkowski's uncharacteristic lack of accuracy this season, as the 35-year-old has misfired on four of his 15 extra-point tries. The Patriots should add a replacement for Gostkowski to the 53-man roster in short order, and that kicker will immediately make for an intriguing fantasy pickup in light of the favorable team context.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Not spotted at practice

    Stephen Gostkowski was not seen at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Mike Reiss of reports.The veteran kicker is presumably dealing with an injury, though nothing of that nature was reported after Sunday's 16-10 divisional win over the Bills. The 35-year-old has dealt with uncharacteristic PAT issues this season, having missed four of 15 attempts through four contests. An injury would go a long way toward explaining those struggles.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Records another missed extra point

    Stephen Gostkowski made his only field-goal attempt (from 23 yards), en route to recording four points in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bills.Meanwhile, Gostkowski missed one of his two extra-point tries, giving him a total of four misses (on 15 attempts) through the New England Patriots' first four contests this season. Gostkowski's reliability over the years works in his favor, but his recent PAT issues are something he'll have to overcome soon in order to maintain his job security.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Misses another extra point

    Stephen Gostkowski made his only field-goal attempt (from 37 yards), en route to recording six points in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.His did miss one of his four extra-point tries, which gives him three misses over his last two games. That's a bit concerning in the short term, but Gostkowski's reliability over the years presumably ensures that the New England Patriots won't make any rash moves here. Three games into the season, Gostkowski has racked up 28 points while working behind the league's second-highest (35.3 PPG) scoring offense.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Uncharacteristic misses in Week 2

    Stephen Gostkowski made one of two field-goal attempts and four of six extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.Gostkowski missed just one extra point in 50 attempts last year, and he's never missed more than three in a season. He was able to nail a 28-yard field goal, but he missed a 48-yard attempt. This is a tough start for the normally automatic kicker, and he'll look to get back on track in a home game versus the Jets in Week 3.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Racks up 15 points in Week 1

    Stephen Gostkowski made all four of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 33-3 win over the Steelers, en route to recording 15 points in the contest.That production isn't going to be sustainable, but the New England Patriots' offense was sharp in Week 1 and will soon be bolstered by the addition of wideout Antonio Brown. As a result, Gostkowski's team context remains favorable and he profiles as one of fantasy's more reliable kicking options.

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    Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Staying with Patriots

    Stephen Gostkowski is signing a two-year contract to stay with the New England Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.While he reportedly drew some interest from San Francisco, the 35-year-old was always most likely to stay in New England for a 14th season with the Patriots. His leg strength is merely adequate at this stage of his career, but he's still one of the more accurate short-range kickers in the league and is still attached to a Tom Brady offense. Gostkowski is working on a streak of eight consecutive seasons with at least 27 successful field goals and 44 extra points, making him the most reliable option at an unpredictable position.