Patriots sign Nick Folk; Mike Nugent cut

The New England Patriots have signed veteran kicker Nick Folk ahead of the team's Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

What It Means:

Veteran kicker Mike Nugent, who came in following the injury to Stephen Gostkowski, has been cut in a corresponding move. Nugent made just five of his eight field goal attempts over the last four weeks, and he also missed an extra point. Folk, who most recently kicked for the Arizona Hotshots, will hope to be more steady for the best team in football.

In his last NFL season (2017), Folk made 6-of-11 field goal attempts and 7-of-9 extra-point attempts in four games.