A report from Friday mentioned that the Patriots were expected to bring Folk back, but he had to go through a workout to show he’s ready to return from the appendectomy he recently underwent.
It appears as though everything checked out and Folk will now return as the Patriots’ kicker, missing just one week.
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. He spent last year with the Buccaneers before signing on with the Patriots a few weeks ago.
The Patriots released Folk last week.
In 2019, Folk has appeared in three games for the Patriots and converted 7 of 9 field goal attempts (77.8 percent) to go along with all three extra point tries.