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Stephen Gostkowski | Place Kicker

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Memphis
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Patriots signed franchise player K Stephen Gostkowski to a one-year, $4.59 million contract.
One of the league's best kickers, Gostkowski converted 35-of-37 field-goal attempts in 2014. By signing his tender, teams can no longer make offers for him. The Patriots have until July 15 to sign Gostkowski to a long-term deal. If not, he will be paid a fully guaranteed $4.59 million base salary. Mar 6 - 6:21 PM

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Patriots assigned the franchise tag to K Stephen Gostkowski.

The move means FS Devin McCourty will be headed to the open market. Tagging Gostkowski costs a relatively steep $4.5 million (120 percent of his 2014 cap charge), but ensures the Pats will keep a kicker who has converted field goals at an 86.8 percent rate since 2006. Gostkowski was 35-of-37 on field-goal attempts in 2014, and is one of the league's very best, if not best, kickers.
Mar 2 - 2:49 PM

ESPN Boston says the Patriots are more likely to use the franchise tag on K Stephen Gostkowski than S Devin McCourty.

Tagging Gostkowski would cost the Patriots roughly $4.5M while McCourty would be closer to $9.5M. Gostkowski has been one of the league's best kickers ever since the Patriots scooped him in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, converting 243-of-280 (86.8 percent) field-goal attempts.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mar 2 - 11:18 AM

Stephen Gostkowski has made just 2-of-5 field goals through two preseason games.

Gostkowski has converted from 34 and 39 yards out, but has missed from 44, 50, and 53. Coach Bill Belichick says the whole field-goal unit "needs to be better," but insisted he has full confidence in Gostkowski. He's the only kicker in Patriots camp, so there is no competition for the job. Gostkowski is scheduled to make $2.5 million this season, so he needs to be a lot better.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 03:59:00 PM

ESPN Boston wonders if the Patriots will bring in competition for K Stephen Gostkowski this offseason.

Gostkowski has shown a steady leg in his time with the Patriots, but his salary is on the rise. He currently has the fourth-highest base salary on the team's books for 2013 at $2.5 million. For how accurate Gostkowski has been, he isn't asked to make too many tough kicks. He has attempted just ten kicks from 50-plus yards out in his seven-year career.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 11:18:00 AM

The Patriots worked out free agent kickers Billy Cundiff, Neil Rackers and Graham Gano Wednesday.

The Pats are putting Stephen Gostkowski on notice even though he's drained all seven of his field-goal attempts the past four weeks, and is 17-of-20 on the year. More than likely, coach Bill Belichick is just compiling an emergency list in case Gostkowski struggles again later in the season. Gostkowski has been very reliable throughout most of his seven-year career, converting 84.5 percent of his field-goal tries.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 05:55:00 PM

Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski (quad) drilled two field goals and five extra points in Thursday's preseason opener.

The field goals were from 46 and 43 yards out, so he was sufficiently tested. Gostkowski is not yet handling kickoffs because he's still building strength in his leg. Barring a setback, he should be all systems go for the start of the season.
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 01:27:00 AM

Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski (torn quad) was spotted making field goals from 50-plus yards Wednesday.

This confirms that Gostkowski is fully recovered from his November surgery. With more than a month to go before Week 1, owners shouldn't have any health concerns here. Gostkowski is our No. 9 fantasy kicker.
Source: ESPN Boston
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 09:53:00 AM

Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski (quad surgery) has resumed normal kicking activities.

Now over six months removed from surgery to reattach the muscle to the bone, Gotskowski feels as good as he has in any previous year. The Pats may bring in a camp leg to take some of the reps, but Gostkowski is locked into field-goal duties barring a setback.
Thu, Jun 9, 2011 02:38:00 PM

Coach Bill Belichick expressed confidence Tuesday that K Stephen Gostkowski will fully recover after tearing his quad muscle from the bone last November.

Gostkowski's 67.9 yards per kickoff ranked fifth in the league last season. Asked about his support for the new rule placing kickoffs at the 35-yard line, Belichick responded, "We've got a good kicker, sorry."
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 05:05:00 PM

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.

Gostkowski's doctors are confident that he'll make a full recovery by training camp. The Patriots have to be at least slightly concerned about their kicker after such a serious leg injury, however. At least on kickoffs and long field goals, Gostkowski will be under the microscope early in the season.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 12:31:00 PM

Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski is ahead of schedule in his recovery from November surgery on his right quadricep.

The injury was more serious than anticipated, but Gostkowski is still expected to be ready for training camp this summer. Shayne Graham will likely be jettisoned after converting all 12 of his field goal attempts in eight games.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Jan 30, 2011 01:52:00 PM

Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski recently underwent surgery to repair his injured quadriceps muscle.

The injury ended up being worse than originally believed, and the procedure was done to add strength to the muscle. The surgery isn't expected to hold him back going into the 2011 season.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 07:25:00 PM

Patriots placed K Stephen Gostkowski (quad) on injured reserve, ending his season.

It was originally reported that Gostkowski would miss just a couple weeks, but it turns out that his quad muscle is torn and he may need surgery. Having signed a $15-plus million extension in August, Gostkowski's job will be safe in 2011. Shayne Graham will be the Pats' kicker for the remainder of the season.
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 11:24:00 AM

Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski (quad) had an MRI Monday, the results of which are not yet known.

The Boston Globe is reporting that his status is "up in the air," while Comcast SportsNet New England previously reported he'll miss at least two weeks. The team is expected to sign Shayne Graham to fill in. At this point, coach Bill Belichick has only called bringing in another kicker "a possibility."
Tue, Nov 9, 2010 08:21:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Matt Flynn
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3Jonas Gray
4James White
5Travaris Cadet
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Jonas Gray
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brandon Gibson
4Brian Tyms
5Jonathan Krause
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
5Chris Harper
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Scott Chandler
4AJ Derby
5Jake Bequette
K1Stephen Gostkowski