Patriots sign Stephen Gostkowski to four-year, $17.2 million deal

The New England Patriots have signed kicker and all-time leading scorer Stephen Gostkowski to a four-year, $17.2 million deal. The deal averages $4.3 million annually. The franchise player had until this afternoon to reach a deal to avoid playing the entire season under the franchise tender. Gostkowski hit 35 of 37 field goals last season and had 53 touchbacks while making all 51 extra points. Gostkowski is a two-time Pro Bowl selection. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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