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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:50:07 -0800
The New England Patriots thrived under special teams coach Scott O'Brien, finishing ranked first among special teams units. Special teams captain Matt Slater was selected to the Pro Bowl, PK Stephen Gostkowski had another strong year, and rookie P Ryan Allen was solid replacing the departed P Zoltan Mesko.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 19:34:07 -0800
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski will play in the 2014 Pro Bowl in place of Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:04:48 -0800
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not dismiss the possibility of K Stephen Gostkowski assuming the punting duties once again, or a free agent punter being added if P Ryan Allen (shoulder), who injured his right shoulder in the Colts game, is unable to go. Speculation is Belichick would add a punter.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:29:25 -0800
Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby has made 5-of-7 attempts from 50 yards and beyond, including two 57-yard field goals this season. Overall, he's converted a career-best 88.2 percent (30-of-34) of his attempts. Earlier this month, Crosby set the NFL record for most points by a player in his first seven seasons, breaking former Indianapolis Colts PK Mike Vanderjagt's mark of 874 points. Crosby now has 887 points. With two games remaining, he is on pace for the third 140-point season of his career. He would join David Akers (2008, 2010-11) and Stephen Gostkowski (2008, 2011-12) as the only players in league history to do so.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:03:00 -0800
Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker has connected on 27 consecutive field goals, including the ones made during Thursday's 22-20 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. That is the longest active streak in the NFL, ahead of the New England Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski (21 field goals) and the Seattle Seahawks' Steven Hauschka (15).
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:14:04 -0800
The New England Patriots could consider adding a young kicker this offseason to compete with PK Stephen Gostkowski during training camp.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:14:56 -0800
New England Patriots SS Steve Gregory and PK Stephen Gostkowski have each been fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness in the team's Divisional Round playoff game.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:55:49 -0700
The New England Patriots brought in free-agent PKs Billy Cundiff (Redskins), Graham Gano (Redskins) and Neil Rackers (Redskins) for workouts Wednesday, Oct. 31. It's uncertain if either is a serious threat to PK Stephen Gostkowski, or just being look at in the event of an emergency.
Fantasy Tip: Gostkowski has converted seven straight field goals, and 17-of-20 on the season, so it is unlikely he is in danger of losing his job to one of these retreads. He remains a reliable fantasy kicker going forward.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:01:31 -0700
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski kicked the game-tying 43-yard field goal to force overtime in Week 7 against the New York Jets, and then he knocked through the game-winner in OT from 48 yards out. "Steve came through big. He hit some big kicks and he kicked off well. Yup, did a good job," head coach Bill Belichick said.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 06:03:17 -0700
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski had made 38 straight fourth-quarter, regular-season field goals prior to missing a potential game-winning kick in Week 2.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 21:28:03 -0700
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski had four field goals (46, 34, 51, 53) in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. However, he misfired badly on the game-winning field goal at the end of regulation from 42 yards out to give the Cardinals the huge upset. "I felt good going out there and it wasn't the smoothest hit, and I looked up and I saw it was left, and you know, sometimes the ball just doesn't fly your way," Gostkowski said.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:50:55 -0800
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski is hopeful to get his chance at a clutch kick in Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants Sunday, Feb. 5. "I just wanna win," Gostkowski said Tuesday, Jan. 31. "I want to be able to call myself a champion. If I get to make a big play, even better."
Sun, 06 Nov 2011 18:49:44 -0800
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski booted two field goals in Week 9 against the New York Giants, including a successful 45-yard make in the fourth quarter. He has made 34 straight fourth quarter field goals.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 22:28:08 -0700
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski isn't worried about kicking on the turf at Heinz Field in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Everything gets a little blown out of proportion," Gostkowski said. "Our field, when we had grass, was tough to kick in too." He will have an extra left-footed cleat with longer spikes if the footing is shaky Sunday, Oct. 30.
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:49:40 -0700
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (quadriceps) said the quadriceps injury he suffered during the season is healed and he has been able to kick normally during the offseason.
Sun, 05 Jun 2011 11:26:02 -0700
New England Patriots P Zoltan Mesko said that he has worked out with PK Stephen Gostkowski at times during the lockout.
Wed, 16 Feb 2011 07:50:03 -0800
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (quadriceps) said he is making good progress in his rehab from a quadriceps injury and is confident that he will not have lingering effects from the injury when he starts kicking again, reports Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald.
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:05:36 -0800
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski's (quadriceps) recovery is said to be on schedule and indications are that he will be ready for the start of next season, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 09:18:05 -0800
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (quadriceps) may need surgery to repair a torn quadriceps muscle he suffered in Week 9, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gostkowski is expected to be ready for the start of next season.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:22:38 -0800
The New England Patriots have placed PK Stephen Gostkowski (thigh) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports Patriots.com.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 07:39:09 -0800
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (quad) could miss a couple of weeks with a quadriceps injury, according to a source, reports Mike Giardi, CSNNE.com.
Sun, 07 Nov 2010 11:08:51 -0800
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (thigh) suffered a thigh injury in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns and is questionable to return, reports Patriots.com.
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:17:44 -0700
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski has agreed to a four-year contract extension that will pay him $3.5 million per season, according to a source an NFL source, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.
Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:36:56 -0700
The New England Patriots have agreed to terms on a contract extension with PK Stephen Gostkowski, a source told ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sat, 17 Apr 2010 12:49:24 -0700
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots restricted free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski has signed his one-year, $1.759 million tender offer.
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:53:46 -0700
Albert Breer, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots restricted free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski has signed an injury protection deal and is participating in the team's offseason program.
Thu, 04 Mar 2010 09:56:55 -0800
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots have assigned the second-round tender offer to restricted free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 10:14:44 -0800
Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports the New England Patriots could tender restricted free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski the low offer. The Patriots could let Gostkowski see what kind of contract he could get from another team and decide to match the offer.
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:00:29 -0800
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski, OG Logan Mankins and LB Pierre Woods could be restricted free agents this offseason if 2010 is an uncapped year.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:45:13 -0800
Adam Kilgore, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski said he to re-sign with the team when he because a restricted free agent this offseason but knows the decision is out of his hands.
Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:29:14 -0700
Monique Walker, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski kicked a career-high 53-yard field goal during the team's Week 5 game. His previous best was a 52-yard field goal he converted Nov. 26, 2006. Gostkowski's extra point in the first quarter moved him into sole possession of fourth place on the team's all-time PAT list with 163.
Wed, 01 Jul 2009 14:34:36 -0700
Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski said things have gone fairly smoothly working with LS Nathan Hodel and LS Jake Ingram, who are trying to replace LS Lonie Paxton who signed with the Denver Broncos.
Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:20:16 -0700
Karen Guregian, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski said he would like to re-sign with the team before his contract expires after the 2009 season. "I'd love to stay here. I love it here. I love the organization. I love the community. I love how much New England is into their sports, so of course I'd love to be here. But you never know what happens in any situation. But I'm going to try my best to stay here," Gostkowski said.
Sun, 21 Dec 2008 14:55:07 -0800
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski has made 34 field goals this season, which sets the franchise's season-single record.
Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:48:12 -0800
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots will send WR Wes Welker and PK Stephen Gostkowski to the 2009 Pro Bowl.
Thu, 09 Oct 2008 17:34:13 -0700
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (thigh) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.
Sun, 14 Sep 2008 18:48:37 -0700
Chris Forsberg, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski made four field goals in the team's Week 2 game, which ties his career high.
Thu, 04 Sep 2008 17:26:56 -0700
Shalise Manza Young, of The Providence Journal, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, because of something not injury related.
Thu, 04 Sep 2008 10:29:05 -0700
Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (undisclosed) was not seen at the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 4.
Fri, 15 Aug 2008 00:23:34 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski hit all seven of his field goal attempts during practice Thursday, Aug. 14. Gostkowski has had a solid training camp for the team.
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 10:38:27 -0700
Patriots.com reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts Thursday, Aug. 7. Gostkowski made 21-of-24 field goals and all 74 extra-point attempts last season, which set an NFL record. He is 41-for-50 in the regular season and 9-for-10 in the playoffs with a 50-for-60 combined total in his career, which is the highest percentage in team history.
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 12:08:45 -0700
Patriots Football Weekly reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski kicked field goals during the team's minicamp Friday, June 6. Gostkowski had about 10 field goal attempts and only missed a couple.
Sun, 26 Aug 2007 09:55:43 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is not concerned about PK Stephen Gostkowski missing two field goals during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, against the Carolina Panthers. "The two he missed were a couple feet from being in. The margin for error on those two was not very big. It was not good enough, but I don't think it's that far off," Belichick said.
Sat, 25 Aug 2007 06:54:05 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski has connected on just 3-of-6 field goals in the preseason.
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 22:07:21 -0700
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski missed two of his three field goal attempts Friday, Aug. 24.
Thu, 12 Oct 2006 21:03:33 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski currently ranks third in the National Football League with seven touchbacks. Gostkowski's kickoffs have helped the Patriots to rank fifth in the NFL in opponents average drive start -- at the 22.1-yard line. Cleveland Browns PK Phil Dawson ranks first with nine touchbacks this season, while St. Louis Rams PK Jeff Wilkins ranks second with eight.
Wed, 04 Oct 2006 09:32:45 -0700
Michael Felger, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski is tied for second in the NFL with six touchbacks but has converted only three of six field goal attempts.
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 21:38:06 -0700
Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski performed well in his regular season debut for the Patriots Sunday, Sept. 10. Gostkowski connected on the only field goal he attempted, a game-tying 32-yarder, while he also sent all four of his kickoffs into the end zone.
Sun, 03 Sep 2006 18:36:05 -0700
Michael Felger, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski was 9-for-9 on field goal attempts during the preseason with a long of 54 yards.
Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:36:38 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots rookie PK Stephen Gostkowski has won the team's place kicking job with today's release of PK Martin Gramatica.