The Titans announced they have signed K Stephen Gostkowski to the active roster.
.@Titans agree to terms with veteran kicker Stephen Gostkowski.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 3, 2020
Gostkowski has a number of connections to the current Titans coaching staff and front office from his time with the Patriots, including playing three seasons as a teammate of HC Mike Vrabel.
To make room on the roster, Tennessee released K Greg Joseph according to his agent.
Titans just informed me they are releasing my kicker Greg Joseph in favor of Stephen Gostkowski who the GM and HC have a long relationship with from New England. Greg was perfect last season, strong in camp, and there's nothing more he could have done. We'll see what happens.
— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) September 3, 2020
Gostkowski, 36, is a former fourth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2006. He finished out his four-year, $17.2 million contract before agreeing to a two-year deal worth $8.5 million last year.
Gostkowski was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2020 season when the Patriots released him.
Gostkowski has played his entire 14-year career in New England.
In 2019, Gostkowski appeared in four games for the Patriots and converted 7 of 8 field-goal attempts (87.5 percent) to go along with 11 of 15 extra-point tries (73.3 percent).
Joseph, 26, wound up signing on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic back in 2018. He signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Dolphins but was waived coming out of the preseason.
The Browns signed Joseph in September following an injury and he started the rest of the season for them. Cleveland waived him last preseason and he signed with the Panthers’ taxi squad before Tennessee signed him to their active roster.
In 201, Joseph appeared in two games for the Titans and made all nine of his extra point attempts. He did not attempt a field goal.