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Patriots use their Franchise Tag on Kicker Stephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski isn't going anywhere. (From ESPN.com)

Stephen Gostkowski isn’t going anywhere.
(From ESPN.com)

The New England Patriots have placed their Franchise Tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski, according to Adam Schefter. 

It was reported earlier that the Pats would use the Franchise Tag on Gostkowski instead of Devin McCourty.

McCourty’s tag would have cost the Pats $9.5 million, while Gostkowski will cost the team $4.5 million.

Gostkowski has been clutch for New England since his rookie season in 2006. He was and is a great replacement for the great Adam Vinatier. 

Gostkowski is the Patriots all-time leading scorer. He made 35/37 field goals last season and was 51/51 on extra points.

He also made 1/1 field goals during the playoffs and 15/15 extra points.

The Pats have their kicker going forward.


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