Breaking. Folk out. Sudden surgery

Jeesus. Are you freaking kididng me? Wow.

Wow… Might try Brady out at kicking… then again he might get hurt if he starts kicking. Patriots seem snake bitten when it comes to kickers this season.

So, are they bringing back Nugent?

Shoulda kept that Korean kid around.

They should just have Bailey drop kick them for the week.

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I take it back. Koo isn’t kicking too well for Atlanta tonight.

At this rate Carli Lloyd is going to be kicking for the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

And as I’m typing this Koo just executed two perfect insides kicks.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have signed K Kai Forbath. To make room for him on the 53-man roster, the Patriots have released K Nick Folk.

Forbath, 32, originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie free agent out of UCLA on Aug. 2, 2011. The 5-foot-11, 197-pounder spent his rookie season on injured reserve and has also spent time with the Washington Redskins (2012-15), New Orleans Saints (2015), Minnesota Vikings (2016-17) and Jacksonville Jaguars. Forbath has played 77 regular-season games in his career and made 120-of-140 (85.7%) field goals and converted 173-of-182 (94.0%) extra points for 532 career points. Forbath has also appeared in three playoff games (one with Washington in 2012 and two in 2017 with Minnesota) and made 3-of-4 field goals (75.0%) and all five extra points he has attempted in the postseason. Most recently, Forbath played in the final three games of the 2018 regular season for Jacksonville and converted 4-of-5 (80.0%) field-goal attempts and all three extra points.

Folk, 35, was signed by New England as a free agent on Oct. 30, 2019. The 6-foot-1, 222-pounder originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (178th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys out of Arizona in the 2007 NFL Draft. Folk is a veteran of 11 NFL seasons with Dallas (2007-09), the New York Jets (2010-16) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017). He has played in 157 regular-season games and converted 252-of-314 field-goal attempts and 345-of-349 extra-point attempts for 1,101 career points. He has also appeared in four postseason contests and made 3-of-4 field-goal attempts and all 10 extra-point tries. Folk earned Pro Bowl honors as a rookie in 2007 and was selected to the Pro Football Writer’s All-Rookie team that season.

Folk played in three games for the Patriots this season and converted 7-of-9 field-goal attempts and all three extra points.

Wait … in the NFL you can fire a dude for having an emergency appendectomy?

Or is this a Parliamentary Maneuver that will allow them to re-sign Folk when he is ready to return?

Folk wasn’t horrible. The two FGs he missed were 45+ yards in conditions that would have been challenging to Vinatieri in his prime.

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Just like any private employment you can be let go for just about anything. At-will and all that.

But yeah. He is free to re-sign with them when he is better.

Also, just like any private employment, if the Firm in question is perceived to be a heartless, soulless entity that uses up players and throws them away like chewed up pieces of meat, then eventually nobody will want to play for New England.

There must be something going on behind the scenes here, because on the surface this looks like the Sullivans trying to cancel Darryl Stingley’s health insurance after he got paralyzed on the field of play.

Well, the The NFL is a bit different because of the salary cap and roster limits.

The Pats have thrown many players away but the success that comes in part from those decisions leads some people to want to come here. Hell, Michael Bennett is screaming now that he is with the Cowboys. He shot his way outta town and he wishes he had the chance he had on the Pats.

That said this team is mostly homegrown and draftees are usually stoked to be here so there’s that.

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So, can he kick fgs?