2020 NFL Draft: Patriots surprisingly select a kicker before taking a quarterback and everyone is confused

The New England Patriots have been one of the most unpredictable teams in the 2020 NFL Draft, so it probably won’t surprise you to hear that their unpredictable ways continued during the fifth round on Saturday when they selected a kicker, which is mostly notable, because the Patriots still haven’t Read more

Adam Vinatieri’s nephew could be in Patriots’ plans as they look to fill void at kicker

The New England Patriots have a void at kicker for the first time since drafting Stephen Gostkowski in 2006, but that isn’t completely unchartered territory for the franchise. Bill Belichick parted ways with Super Bowl hero Adam Vinatieri, the Patriots’ kicker for 10 seasons, prior to drafting Gostkowski in the fourth Read more

Ex-Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski wants to continue NFL career: ‘I’m not ready to just hang it up’

When Tom Brady decided to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency, that bumped veteran kicker Stephen Gostkowski to being the longest-tenured player on the New England Patriots. That title was held briefly, however, after the club released the 36-year-old in late March. That put an end to Read more

Saints legendary kicker Tom Dempsey dies at the age of 73 from COVID-19 complications

New Orleans Saints legendary kicker Tom Dempsey died at 73 years old Saturday, the team announced Sunday morning. Dempsey, who was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1989, died from complications of COVID-19, which he contracted on March 25. He’s also battled Alzheimer’s disease and dementia since 2012.  Read more

Patriots plan to release all-time leading scorer and four-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski, per report

The New England Patriots are undergoing some major changes this offseason. While legendary quarterback Tom Brady has fled Foxborough for sunny Tampa Bay, the Patriots will also reportedly part ways with their all-time leading scorer. According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots plan to release longtime kicker Read more