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January 1, 2020 11:36 AM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Records 54 points in seven games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made 14 of his 17 field-goal attempts and all 12 of his extra-point tries, en route to logging 54 points in seven games for the Patriots during the 2019 regular season.

The 35-year-old, who didn't kick in the NFL in 2018, was one of four kickers used by the Patriots this past year in the wake of Stephen Gostkowski's campaign-ending hip injury. Folk will remain remain the team's kicker during the team's postseason run, but by the time next season rolls around, Gostkowski -- who is under contract through 2020 -- should be ready to reclaim the job that he assumed back in 2006.

December 24, 2019 02:36 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Converts all four kicks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made all three field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt during Saturday's 24-17 win over the Bills.

Folk continued his strong campaign for New England by converting from 20, 36 and 51 yards in the pivotal divisional matchup. The 35-year-old is 13-for-16 on field goals and 9-for-9 on extra points in six games, though two of those misses came from 40-plus yards in brutal weather Week 12.

December 17, 2019 03:52 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Impressive in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made two field goals and four extra points in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Bengals.

Folk didn't miss Sunday, as he converted field goals from 40 and 46 yards. After missing three kicks over the previous two weeks, this is a good sign for Folk, who tightened his grasp on the starting placekicker role. The Patriots host the Bills in Week 16.

December 9, 2019 12:16 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Has kick blocked in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk connected on one of two field goals and his only extra-point try in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs.

After undergoing an emergency appendectomy and sitting out Week 13, Folk returned as the Patriots' starting kicker in this outing. The veteran converted on a 29-yard try but had a 41-yarder blocked in the first quarter. It's on to Cincinnati, and Folk should have plenty of opportunities to bounce back against the league's 23rd-ranked defense (25.8 points allowed per game).

December 8, 2019 03:24 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Starting kicker against Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk will be the Patriots' starting kicker for Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports.

Folk didn't play in Week 13's loss to the Texans after undergoing an appendectomy, but his replacement -- Kai Forbath -- didn't perform well in Folk's stead. As a result, Folk will resume his duties. The 35-year-old has connected on seven of nine field-goal tries this year with his only misses coming during brutal conditions Week 12 versus Dallas.

December 7, 2019 10:56 AM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Re-ups with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (abdomen) re-signed with the Patriots on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Folk, who underwent an appendectomy nine days ago and was subsequently released, will rejoin the Patriots in a move that was foreshadowed by the team's decision not to carry a kicker on its active roster as of Friday. Folk went 7-for-9 on field-goal attempts in his three-week stink with the Patriots in early November.

December 6, 2019 09:28 PM
Nick Folk: Expected to re-sign after workout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (abdomen) worked out for the Patriots on Friday and is expected to re-sign with the team and serve as their kicker Week 14 versus the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Though coach Bill Belichick was non-committal Friday when asked if Folk would be brought back following his release a week earlier, the Patriots apparently were satisfied with the veteran kicker's health following his recent appendectomy. New England will likely officially announce Folk's re-signing at some point prior to Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for Week 14 transactions. Prior to his release after he required the emergency procedure, Folk had converted seven of nine field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in three games.

December 6, 2019 06:04 PM
Nick Folk: Uncertain to rejoin New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (abdomen) has yet to receive medical clearance to resume kicking and may not be ready to sign with the Patriots in advance of their Week 14 game against the Chiefs, Mike Reiss of reports.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier Friday that Folk was in line to re-sign with New England after the team waived him last week when he required an appendectomy, but Rapoport backed down on that initial report shortly thereafter. Apparently, Folk was slated to kick Friday as a test of his health, but the Patriots ultimately concluded the day without a kicker on their roster, per Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe. New England will have until Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to add a kicker to their roster ahead of Sunday's game, with Reiss suggested the recently waived Kai Forbath could be re-signed if the team isn't confident in Folk's health. Alternatively, New England could eschew a roster move entirely and instead turn to punter Jake Bailey to pull double duty on special teams.

December 6, 2019 11:12 AM
Nick Folk: Poised to rejoin New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots are expected to re-sign Folk (abdomen) ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

New England cut Folk last week after he required an emergency appendectomy that would have made him unavailable for the team's eventual loss to the Texans, but the veteran kicker has apparently since recovered from the procedure. He'll presumably be added to the 53-man roster prior to Saturday's deadline as the replacement for Kai Forbath, who was released after a one-week stint with the team. Folk previously kicked in three games for New England, going 7-for-9 on field-goal attempts while knocking down all three of his point-after tries.

November 29, 2019 04:52 PM
Nick Folk: Released by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots released Folk (abdomen) on Friday.

Folk is unable to kick Sunday against the Texans after undergoing an appendectomy, so the Patriots removed him from the roster entirely and replaced him with Kai Forbath. Folk isn't expected to require a lengthy recovery, so the Patriots could decide to bring him back once he's 100 percent healthy.

November 28, 2019 01:04 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Won't kick Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (appendectomy) will not be available for Sunday night's game against the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

While Folk won't be able to kick this weekend, his absence is not expected to be a lengthy one. Per Reiss, the Patriots must now decide whether to sign another kicker in advance of Week 13 action, or alternatively, employ punter Jake Bailey as a short-term replacement for Folk.

November 28, 2019 02:04 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Reportedly undergoes appendectomy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk recently underwent an appendectomy that is expected to sideline him Sunday against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

We'll await official confirmation from the team, while Rapoport notes that Folk's expected absence isn't likely to be lengthy, given that his procedure was reportedly minimally invasive. Either way, it looks like the Patriots will be on to their fourth kicker of the season when they face Houston on Sunday.

November 25, 2019 10:24 AM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Struggles in harsh weather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made two of four field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys.

It was raining sideways in Foxborough on Sunday, so it was as tough on kickers as it was for quarterbacks. Folk still managed to drill field goals from 42 and 44 yards, but he missed two tries from beyond 40 as well. Leading up to this contest, Folk was a perfect 5-for-5, so he'll look to get back on track in Houston's dome stadium Week 13.

November 18, 2019 01:28 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Another perfect outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made all three field-goal attempts during Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles.

Folk had three field-goal tries during the second quarter of Sunday's contest, and he took full advantage of New England's offense struggling to close out drives. The Patriots can be trusted to reliably provide scoring opportunities, making Folk a viable weekly fantasy option, but it's worth noting that the 34-year-old has yet to attempt a kick from 40 yards out or further this season.

November 4, 2019 12:08 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Perfect in Patriots debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made both field-goal tries and both extra-point tries during Sunday's 37-20 loss to the Ravens.

Folk converted two field goals, from 22 yards and 19 yards, during his first game with the Patriots. His accuracy is a piece of good news for New England, with long-time kicker Stephen Gostkowski (hip) on IR, but it's worth noting that Folk still remains untested outside of chip shots. After the Patriots' bye, the 34-year-old will look to log another strong performance against the Eagles in Week 11.

October 30, 2019 07:16 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Winds up with Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots signed Folk on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Folk is the second kicker to attempt to replace the injured Stephen Gostkowski (hip), who is on IR. Before Folk, Mike Nugent nailed five of eight field-goal attempts and 15 of 16 point-after tries in four games. As a result, Folk should have plenty of opportunities to produce.

October 15, 2019 06:52 PM
Nick Folk: Works out for Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk had a workout with the Patriots on Tuesday, Albert Breer of reports.

Stephen Gostkowski (hip) is out for the season so New England signed Mike Nugent, who is 8-for-9 on extra points and 2-for-3 on field goals in his two games with the team. Folk was let go four games into the 2017 season by the Buccaneers after missing five field goals and two extra points.

January 26, 2019 10:04 PM
Nick Folk: Signs AAF contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk signed a contract with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football on Saturday, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Folk worked out with the Bears on Friday but instead signed a deal to join the newly formed AAF. The 34-year-old last kicked in the NFL in October 2017 and had an 80.3 conversion percentage over his 11 seasons in the NFL.

January 25, 2019 02:04 PM
Nick Folk: Working out for Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk will work out for the Bears on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Chicago is in the market to find a replacement for Cody Parkey, who missed seven field goals during the 2018 regular season and then knocked one off the upright (after it was tipped by a defender) in the closing seconds of a 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles. Parkey did convert 21 of his 23 field-goal attempts the previous season in Miami, and an unusual number of his 2018 misses connected with an upright. There isn't much reason to believe the 34-year-old Folk would represent an upgrade, as he owns a career 80.3 conversion percentage and hasn't kicked in a game since October of 2017.

February 22, 2018 04:52 PM
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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