Buccaneers Release K Nick Folk

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday that they’ve released kicker Nick Folk.

Adam Schefter reported earlier in the week that Folk has been medically cleared after undergoing knee injury last season and has resumed kicking.

Folk, 33, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2007. He spent over two years in Dallas before he signed on with the Jets in 2010 as a free agent.

Folk was entering the final year of his four-year, $12 million contract that included $2.1 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $3 million for the 2017 season when the Jets released him during the offseason.

The Buccaneers later signed Folk to a one-year, $1.75-million contract to compete with Roberto Aguayo and he managed to win the job this summer. However, he was placed on injured reserve.

In 2017, Folk appeared in four games and converted just 6 of 11 field goal attempts (54.5 percent) to go along with 7 of 9 extra point tries.