Aug 29, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer (5) throws the ball against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots elevate K Nick Folk, QB Brian Hoyer to active roster

The New England Patriots elevated quarterback Brian Hoyer and kicker Nick Folk to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Saturday and placed receiver Malcolm Perry on injured reserve.

The Patriots released both players on Aug. 31 but then signed them to the practice squad the following day.

Folk, 36, has played 177 regular-season games in 13 seasons with Dallas (2007-09), the New York Jets (2010-16), Tampa Bay (2017) and the Patriots (2019-20). He earned Pro Bowl recognition as a rookie.

In 16 games last season, he hit 92.9 percent (26 of 28) of his field goal attempts with a long of 51 yards.

Hoyer, 35, who signed with New England as an undrafted free agent, played with the Patriots from 2009-11, then again in 2018 and 2020. This is his 13th NFL season, also playing for Arizona (2012), Cleveland (2013-14), Houston (2015), Chicago (2016), San Francisco (2017) and Indianapolis (2019), in addition to New England.

Hoyer has played in 70 regular-season games (39 starts), completing 59.2 percent of his 1,501 pass attempts for 10,404 yards, 52 touchdowns and 35 interceptions.

Perry was claimed off waivers from the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 2. He has a foot injury.

–Field Level Media

Nov 29, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA;  New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk (6) kicks the game winning field goal with no time left on the clock during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: K Nick Folk returning to Patriots

Nov 12, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Denico Autry (96) celebrates a sack with Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Anthony Walker (54) and Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Grover Stewart (90) during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent kicker Nick Folk has agreed to return to the New England Patriots on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Folk’s new contract will reportedly pay him $1.1 million in guaranteed base salary with a $125,000 signing bonus and incentives that give the deal a maximum value of $2.5 million.

The 36-year-old made 26 of 28 field goals and 30 of 33 extra points in 2020, his second season with New England.

The one-time Pro Bowl selection has made 285 of 350 field goals and 384 of 391 PATs in his 13-season career with the Dallas Cowboys (2007-09), New York Jets (2010-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017) and the Patriots. He ranks 35th on the NFL’s all-time list with 285 career made field goals.

New England also has kickers Roberto Aguayo and Justin Rohrwasser currently on its roster.

–Field Level Media

Nov 24, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk (2) attempts a field goal during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Patriots elevate Folk to roster

The New England Patriots signed kicker Nick Folk to the 53-man roster, NFL Network reported.

The veteran Folk and rookie kicker Justin Rohrwasser, New England’s 2020 fifth-round pick, were put on the practice squad after final cuts, but the Patriots promoted him for Sunday’s season-opening win against the Miami Dolphins.

A game-day-only promotion from the practice squad is eligible this season under COVID-19 rules. Now, Folk will be a permanent part of the roster.

He converted three extra-point attempts but missed a 45-yard field goal try against the Dolphins.

Folk made 14 of 17 field-goal attempts and all 12 extra-point tries in seven games with New England last season as a fill-in for the injured Stephen Gostkowski. He also converted two field-goal attempts and his only PAT in the Patriots’ 20-13 loss to Tennessee during their AFC wild-card game on Jan. 4.

Folk has made 80.2 percent of his field goals over an NFL career that has included stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2007-09), New York Jets (2010-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017) and Patriots. He has converted 357 of his 361 extra points (98.9 percent).

–Field Level Media

Dec 29, 2019; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks an extra point during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots promote K Folk prior to season opener

The New England Patriots promoted kicker Nick Folk to the active roster on Saturday, one day ahead of the team’s season opener against the visiting Miami Dolphins.

The 35-year-old veteran was promoted from the practice squad in favor of rookie Justin Rohrwasser, the Patriots’ fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Folk made 14 of 17 field-goal attempts and all 12 extra-point tries in seven games with New England last season. He also converted two field-goal attempts and his only PAT in the Patriots’ 20-13 loss to Tennessee during their AFC wild-card game on Jan. 4.

Folk has made 80.4 percent of his field goals over an NFL career that has included stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2007-09), New York Jets (2010-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017) and Patriots. He has converted 354 of his 358 extra points (98.9 percent).

Folk was named to the Pro Bowl during his first season with the Cowboys in 2007.

The Patriots also elevated defensive tackle Xavier Williams from the practice squad and placed wide receiver/punt returner Gunner Olszewski (foot) on injured reserve.

–Field Level Media

Nov 24, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona (49) consoles kicker Nick Folk (2) after a missed field goal during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots re-sign K Folk, sign DL Barnett

The New England Patriots re-signed veteran kicker Nick Folk and signed rookie defensive lineman Michael Barnett, the team announced Monday.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the Patriots.

Folk, 35, made 14 of 17 field-goal attempts and all 12 extra-point tries in seven games with New England last season. He also converted two field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try in the Patriots’ 20-13 loss to Tennessee during their AFC wild-card game on Jan. 4.

Folk has made 80.4 percent of his field goals over an NFL career that has included stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2007-09), New York Jets (2010-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017) and Patriots. He has converted 354 of his 358 extra points (98.9 percent).

Folk was named to the Pro Bowl during his first season with the Cowboys in 2007.

The Patriots also have rookie kicker Justin Rohrwasser, selected in the fifth round in April’s draft, on the roster.

Barnett, 23, went undrafted in April after recording 47 tackles and two passes defensed in four seasons at Georgia. He had a career-best 23 tackles last season for the Bulldogs.

–Field Level Media

Nov 24, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona (49) consoles kicker Nick Folk (2) after a missed field goal during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots re-sign K Folk, sign DL Barnett

The New England Patriots re-signed veteran kicker Nick Folk and signed rookie defensive lineman Michael Barnett, the team announced Monday.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed by the Patriots.

Folk, 35, made 14 of 17 field-goal attempts and all 12 extra-point tries in seven games with New England last season. He also converted two field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try in the Patriots’ 20-13 loss to Tennessee during their AFC wild-card game on Jan. 4.

Folk has made 80.4 percent of his field goals over an NFL career that has included stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2007-09), New York Jets (2010-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017) and Patriots. He has converted 354 of his 358 extra points (98.9 percent).

Folk was named to the Pro Bowl during his first season with the Cowboys in 2007.

The Patriots also have rookie kicker Justin Rohrwasser, selected in the fifth round in April’s draft, on the roster.

Barnett, 23, went undrafted in April after recording 47 tackles and two passes defensed in four seasons at Georgia. He had a career-best 23 tackles last season for the Bulldogs.

–Field Level Media