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Nick Folk: Let go by Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers released Folk on Thursday.

With Folk set to become an unrestricted free agent March 14 and the Buccaneers having no intention of re-signing him, Tampa Bay likely chose to cut the kicker loose so he could get an early start on finding work. The 33-year-old won the Buccaneers' kicking job in training camp last fall but held onto the role for only four games after missing seven kicks (five field goals, two extra points) on only 20 attempts. Rather than releasing him in favor of replacement Patrick Murray, the Buccaneers shifted Folk to injured reserve while he dealt with a minor knee injury that he's since recovered from. Given his underwhelming accuracy in recent years, Folk may only be signed as camp competition rather than as a team's top choice to win the kicking gig.

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Buccaneers' Nick Folk: Cleared to resume kicking
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (knee) met last week with Dr. James Andrews, who officially cleared the 33-year-old to resume kicking, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Folk beat out incumbent Roberto Aguayo for the Buccaneers' kicking duties in training camp but lost the gig after missing all three of his field-goal attempts in a narrow Week 5 loss to the Patriots. While Folk was initially expected to be released, the Buccaneers instead stashed him on injured reserve due to a minor case of left knee tendinitis, for which the veteran ultimately underwent surgery. Now fully healthy, Folk, who will officially become a free agent March 14, will likely head elsewhere this offseason in search of an opportunity to compete for a kicking job.

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Buccaneers' Nick Folk: Moved to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers placed Folk, who had been experiencing tendinitis in the knee of his (left) plant leg, on injured reserve Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The injury is only a minor concern for Folk and likely wouldn't have affected his availability for the Buccaneers' Week 6 matchup with the Cardinals, but the move to IR will delay his inevitable release after the team signed Patrick Murray in a corresponding move to serve as its new placekicker. Folk lost the gig after missing three field goals in Tampa Bay's Week 5 loss to the New England, which came after he misfired on extra-point attempts in Weeks 2 and 4. Once Folk is deemed healthy, he'll be released off injured reserve and become eligible to sign elsewhere, but the accuracy issues he's displayed to date may limit the interest of other teams.

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Buccaneers' Nick Folk: Likely to be replaced
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers won't release Folk any earlier than Monday, when they have four kickers scheduled to come in for workouts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The move may not officially happen until after the weekend, but it feels inevitable after Folk missed all three of his field-goal attempts in Thursday's 19-14 loss to the Patriots. From a performance standpoint, Folk has been the worst kicker in the NFL this season, missing five field goals and a pair of extra points in four games. Given the Bucs' offensive talent, Folk's replacement could emerge as a useful fantasy option.

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Buccaneers' Nick Folk: Nightmarish performance in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk missed field goals of 56, 49 and 31 yards in Thursday's 19-14 loss to the Patriots while making both of his extra-point attempts.

Folk was shaky in Week 4 against the Giants before nailing a game-winning field goal, but there was no such redemption Thursday. His first miss, which came just before halftime, was certainly tolerable considering the distance, but the other pair of misfires were difficult to swallow given the five-point margin of defeat. Folk's 49-yard try came early in the fourth quarter with the Bucs trailing 16-7, while the 31-yard would-be chip shot with 5:39 remaining that immediately went wide left ensured that an 11-play, 84-yard march went for naught. With three misses from 40-49 yards in the last two games, Folk is just 2-for-5 from a distance that head coach Dirk Koetter has repeatedly emphasized he expects his kickers to be nearly automatic from. The extended layoff before a Week 6 tilt against the Cardinals gives the Bucs a chance to audition competition for the placekicking job at a minimum -- if not jettison Folk outright -- although Koetter remained thoroughly noncommital about the issue immediately following the game.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Kicking
YearTeamG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+TotLgBlkPctXPXPGPct
2007Dallas Cowboys160-010-127-77-72-526-3153183.953-5353100.0
2008Dallas Cowboys160-01-17-810-112-220-2252090.942-4242100.0
2009Dallas Cowboys141-15-66-75-121-218-2851064.336-3636100.0
2010New York Jets161-110-1114-163-62-530-3956176.937-3737100.0
2011New York Jets160-05-66-65-73-619-2551076.044-4444100.0
2012New York Jets160-07-86-85-73-421-2754377.830-3030100.0
2013New York Jets160-08-810-1112-143-333-3654091.727-2727100.0
2014New York Jets160-013-137-79-133-632-3955282.123-2323100.0
2015New York Jets80-02-26-63-62-213-1655081.219-1919100.0
2016New York Jets160-012-1310-113-32-427-3151387.124-262492.3
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers40-02-21-22-51-26-1150054.57-9777.8
TOTAL1542-275-8280-8964-9124-41245-305561080.3342-34634298.8
Kickoffs
YearTeamGKOAvgTBRetRet AvgTDOnsideRecov
2007Dallas Cowboys169462.648623.0111
2008Dallas Cowboys167560.506921.4120
2009Dallas Cowboys1428.5000.0020
2010New York Jets168162.077319.6000
2011New York Jets168163.7176121.2020
2012New York Jets166863.1125322.0120
2013New York Jets167362.8304222.3010
2014New York Jets166962.9214621.6010
2015New York Jets83963.2132423.2021
2016New York Jets167063.2392922.9110
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers41861.913421.5010
TOTAL15467062.515648721.74152
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007Dallas Cowboys1611.000000.0000
2008Dallas Cowboys1611.000000.0000
2009Dallas Cowboys1400.000000.0000
2010New York Jets1611.000000.0000
2011New York Jets1600.000000.0000
2012New York Jets1600.000000.0000
2013New York Jets1600.000000.0000
2014New York Jets1600.000000.0000
2015New York Jets800.000000.0000
2016New York Jets1611.000000.0000
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers400.000000.0000
TOTAL15444.000000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/222
Birthdate:
11/5/1984
Age:
33
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
School:
Arizona
NFL Experience:
12
Awards: