Patriots assigned the franchise tag to K Stephen Gostkowski.
ESPN Boston says the Patriots are more likely to use the franchise tag on K Stephen Gostkowski than S Devin McCourty.
Stephen Gostkowski has made just 2-of-5 field goals through two preseason games.
ESPN Boston wonders if the Patriots will bring in competition for K Stephen Gostkowski this offseason.
The Patriots worked out free agent kickers Billy Cundiff, Neil Rackers and Graham Gano Wednesday.
Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski (quad) drilled two field goals and five extra points in Thursday's preseason opener.
Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski (torn quad) was spotted making field goals from 50-plus yards Wednesday.
Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski (quad surgery) has resumed normal kicking activities.
Coach Bill Belichick expressed confidence Tuesday that K Stephen Gostkowski will fully recover after tearing his quad muscle from the bone last November.
Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski's quad muscle was actually torn "right off the bone" of his kicking leg last season, thus necessitating his November surgery.
Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski is ahead of schedule in his recovery from November surgery on his right quadricep.
Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski recently underwent surgery to repair his injured quadriceps muscle.
Patriots placed K Stephen Gostkowski (quad) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski (quad) had an MRI Monday, the results of which are not yet known.