For the New England Patriots this season, Nick Folk has been flawless, connecting on all nine of his field goal attempts. The veteran kicker, on the other hand, might not be available for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Folk has been listed as a limited participant in practice this week due to a left knee injury.
Folk has been listed as a limited participant in practice this week due to a left knee injury. It’s too early to say whether he’ll be ready to play, but the Patriots aren’t taking any chances.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding Folk’s status, the Patriots worked out a pair of kickers on Thursday afternoon. The two kickers who were brought in for a workout on Thursday were
Brett Maher and Riley Patterson. They should be considered emergency options for the Patriots right now.
Maher was waived by the New Orleans Saints during the preseason due to an injury. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings released Patterson in late August.
The Patriots had kickers Brett Maher (Nebraska) and Riley Patterson (Memphis) in for workouts.
It might simply be for emergency-list purposes, but it should also be noted that Nick Folk (left knee) has been limited in practice this week, and Quinn Nordin is on IR.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 30, 2021
The Patriots had two kickers entering the 2021 season, but rookie kicker Quin Nordin was placed on injured reserve after the season opener due to an abdomen injury. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, he’ll be back on the field in November. On Friday, New England will provide an update on Folk’s status for Week 4. The Patriots may want to add Maher or Patterson to their practice squad if he’s questionable for Sunday’s game. Nokia News