BOSTON (CBS) — Nick Folk won’t have to wait until this weekend to know that he’ll be kicking for the Patriots in Week 2. The Patriots signed the veteran to their 53-man roster off the practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.
The 35-year-old was re-signed during training camp but started the season on the practice squad. He was elevated ahead of New England’s Week 1 win over Miami, missing a 45-yard field goal against the Dolphins. He did connect on all three of his extra points in New England’s 21-11 win.
So for now, Folk will be New England’s kicker. The team also his rookie Justin Rohrwasser on the practice squad, though his struggles throughout camp are what prompted the team to bring back Folk.
The Patriots also announed that they have signed defensive back Myles Bryant to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Bryant has an interesting nickname, according to fellow corner Jason McCourty: “Little IT” in honor of former Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas.
“He’s the new Isaiah Thomas to the Boston area. He’s a Washington Huskie as well,” McCourty said of the 5-foot-9 Bryant during his Wednesday video chat with reporters.
The Patriots take on the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday Night Football in Week 2.