BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots are now on their third kicker of the 2019 season, after signing former Bucs, Jets and Cowboys kicker Nick Folk.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2019
The Patriots had a newfound need at the position after cutting Mike Nugent earlier on Tuesday. Nugent had gone 5-for-8 on field goals — two misses, one blocked — and 15-for-16 on PATs during his four games with the Patriots.READ MORE: USS Constitution Fires 21-Gun Salute With Newly-Trailed Navy Sailors Aboard
The Patriots obviously won all four games, but with the weather soon turning for the worse, head coach Bill Belichick and special teams coordinator Joe Judge made a move to try to upgrade at a key position.READ MORE: Service Dog Stolen From New Hampshire Walmart, Police Say
The Patriots lost Stephen Gostkowski for the season after a Week 4 win in Buffalo, after Gostkowski aggravated a hip injury, which required surgery.MORE NEWS: Luis Santiago Charged In Dorchester Hit And Run That Left 11-Year-Old Francis Nedwell Seriously Hurt
The 8-0 Patriots will get back to work this Sunday evening at Baltimore, where they’ll face the 5-2 Ravens.