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Report: Stephen Gostkowski Signs Patriots’ Franchise Tender For $4.59M

The New England Patriots are keeping Stephen Gostkowski around, and they’re reportedly paying him a handsome sum to do so. Four days after the team opted to place the franchise tag on Gostkowski, the Patriots kicker signed a franchise tender worth $4.59 million, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates on Friday. Gostkowski, who was named to his second straight...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots franchise Gostkowski, not Devin McCourty

The offseason officially has begun for the New England Patriots. The Patriots assigned their franchise tag to kicker Stephen Gostkowski, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The Patriots will pay Gostkowski $4.126 million if the two sides can’t reach a long-term deal before the 2015 season. The Patriots chose not to tag safety Devin McCourty, which would have carried a $9.618...
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Biggest needs this offseason (1/2)

It’s been a month since the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, and preparations for next season are already underway. It’s the brilliance of the NFL offseason: soon after the final whistle blows on one season, the pressure is on to slap on franchise tags, pickup team options, and negotiate with RFAs. While MLBNetwork spends four months covering the not-so-hot stove, the...
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Gostkowski Stars In New ‘SportsCenter’ Commercial (Video)

New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski got the chance to show off his acting skills in the newest “This Is SportsCenter” commercial. Kickers often get “iced” during games, meaning the opposing team calls a timeout forcing the kicker to wait longer before attempting a field goal. This time, Gostkowski gets iced by his boss when he tries to ask for a pay raise. Judging...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Thank God for Stephen Gostkowski

There is always talk about how good Tom Brady is, or how dominant Rob Gronkowski is in the Red Zone, or how Bill Belichick is a great defensive mind, and rightfully so. Every post-game report around talks about the big hitters on the New England Patriots, and how well or poorly they played. But you know who isn’t appreciated for his greatness enough? Stephen Gostkowski. Stephen...
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Gostkowski Shows Off Bowling Skills At Splitsville (Video)

When Stephen Gostkowski isn’t booming 50-yard field goals on Sundays, he likes to bowl. In fact, the New England Patriots kicker used to be a part of a bowling league in North Attleboro, Mass., several years ago, and he used to bowl with former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. Gostkowski and several Patriots players from past and present were on hand at the grand opening of...
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Patriots Kicker Nails 60-Yard Field Goal

Stephen Gostkowski is widely regarded as one of the best kickers in the game, and for good reason. Just before the end of the first half in the New England Patriots’ “dress rehearsal” (third preseason game) against the Carolina Panthers, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound Baton Rouge, LA native showed off his powerful leg by nailing a 60-yard field goal. Photo Credit: If...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Stephen Gostkowski the best kicker drafted by the Patriots?

This is the final installment of the New England Patriots best draft pick ever feature at this off-season. If you missed any previous position installments, they can be found here. The series finishes with a look at the special teams performers drafted, particularly the kicker and punter positions. The New England Patriots have hardly spent a large number of draft picks...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL kickers speak out against eliminating extra point

Roger Goodell's recent proposal to eliminate the extra point conjured up negative reactions in a pair of Pro Bowl kickers -- the Ravens' Justin Tucker and Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski. Simply put, they aren't fans of change. "For what it's worth, I like the extra point," Tucker said Thursday, via "I like doing my job and I think it's one of those things in the game that...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest surprise of the 2013 season: Stephen Gostkowski

I admit from the outset on this, in the pre-season, when coach Bill Belichick was having a “tryout” at punter between the incumbent Zoltan Mesko and rookie Ryan Allen, I shook my head and wondered to myself, “Why not Stephen Gostkowski?” Last year, Gostkowski’s field goal percentage was among the lowest of his career at just 82.9%, even though he had his second highest...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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