Folk, 36, 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 and was on and off of their roster.
The Patriots re-signed Folk but released him coming out of camp and re-signed him to the team’s practice squad. New England promoted him back in prior to Week 1 and he was named their starter.
Back in March, New England re-signed him to a one-year, $1.625 million deal that included a $125,000 signing bonus. He’s been on and off of their roster this season.
In 2021, Folk has appeared in two games for the Patriots and converted 7 of 7 field goal attempts and 2 of 3 extra point tries.