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 but was released coming out of camp and re-signed to the team’s practice squad. New England promoted him last week.
In 2020, Folk has appeared in one game for the Patriots and missed his one field goal attempt while converting all three of his extra-point tries.