Howe mentions that the Patriots have elected to start over at the kicker position, so they’ll clearly be looking to add someone tomorrow or Monday at the latest.
Folk, 35, 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 when the Jets released him. After a short stint with the Buccaneers, Folk joined the Patriots last year and was on and off of their roster.
The Patriots re-signed Folk a few weeks ago.
In 2019, Folk appeared in seven games for the Patriots and converted 14-of-17 field goal attempts (82.4 percent) to go along with all 12 extra-point tries.