Patriots releasing kicker Stephen Gostkowski

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If the Patriots will let Tom Brady walk, they’ll let anybody walk.

According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are cutting kicker  Stephen Gostkowski today.

The 36-year-old Gostkowski was the guy who replaced Adam Vinatieri, and he held that job for 14 years, was a part of three Super Bowl titles, and left as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.

He missed most of last year with a hip injury, and they apparently elected to save the money rather than bring the four-time Pro Bowler back. The move clears $3.5 million in cap space.

26 responses to “Patriots releasing kicker Stephen Gostkowski

  1. Thanks Gost. Replaced Vinatieri and did a great job. What a run. Probably down to $ as it usually is.

    I’m sure he’ll catch on somewhere.

  2. Hard to tell – media report release but Pats habitually cut & resign. But Folk will be cheaper.

  3. Trevor “The Second Coming” Lawrence is getting closer. With all of the picks we usually accumulate, and an expected $100 million in cap space next year – the next 20yrs look great!

  4. Patriots fans, please welcome your 2020 starting lineup. At QB, Brian Hoyer! At kicker, Codey Parker!

  5. After the Harmon trade anyone who wasn’t expecting this just wasn’t paying attention. The Pats are cap strapped and while this cut doesn’t net a lot (@ $2.6M after dead money and top 5 rule) it was definitely low hanging fruit

  6. dirtdawg53 says:
    March 23, 2020 at 4:09 pm
    Patriots fans, please welcome your 2020 starting lineup. At QB, Brian Hoyer! At kicker, Codey Parker!

    I hope Codey Parker does a better job than Cody Parkey.

  7. The news just keeps going from bad to worse,but these things were going to happen at some point. Apparently,we are at that point.

  8. It came as nobody’s surprise. But really they are wanting to get a college draft pick and how they did replace Adam V! Good luck Steve!

  9. Just like with brady it was time the production doesn’t mesh with the price maybe if hes willing to resign at a lower number i think they would consider it.nomatter what gost is a legend in foxboro thanks for the memories and the sb wins !

  10. SG rocked the Flying Elvis! Good luck, Steve! You made NE proud. Thanks for all the boots through the uprights!

  11. It was more than nice to have tremendous consistency at the position since the mid-nineties between him and Vinatieri. What a blessing.

    Good luck to Gostkowski. I hope he can continue on as long as he wants.

  12. How many NFL players dress for 6 super bowls? I think it’s Gostkowski, Brady, and someone I can’t name who played for Buffalo and Denver in the 1990s.

  13. He could be back for less. He is not a lights out money in the bank kicker any more so they cant afford to keep paying him like one. He is still a very good kicker though, one of the better ones in the league, so they might be more willing to pay based on that level.

  14. Belichick is going right through all the big older veteran contracts. He is going to restructure the team into well coached role players that all ‘do their job’. There will be a competitive team this year, not a champion, but something still fun and interesting to watch while they get this stuff turned around with the cap. Any ‘win now’ stuff ended with last season. They are getting back to how they made their run happen in the first place. No guarantee it will run like that again of course, but its still the right way for them to go.

  15. atahualpaoxford says:
    March 24, 2020 at 1:14 am
    Ladies and gentlemen:… your AFC East champions….the BUFFALO BILLS….!!!! Their is a saying about putting the cart before the horse you should read up on !

  16. 8oneanddones says:
    March 23, 2020 at 11:21 pm
    How many NFL players dress for 6 super bowls? I think it’s Gostkowski, Brady, and someone I can’t name who played for Buffalo and Denver in the 1990s.
    ______________________

    NT Mike Lodish is the player you are thinking of.

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