FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — The New England Patriots are reportedly giving kicker Mike Nugent the boot.
Nugent played in four games and converted 5-of-8 field-goal attempts and 15-of-16 extra-point attempts.
His release comes after he missed a 34-year field goal and had a field goal blocked during Sunday’s win against the Cleveland Browns.
To replace Nugent, the Patriots have signed Nick Folk, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Folk, a veteran kicker who has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys, has made 34 of his 44 career kicks.
Most recently, Folk appeared in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF) with the Arizona Hotshots.
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