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  1. Gostkowski's SportsCenter commercial

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski might one day have a future in sports broadcasting. He played along in a lighthearted "SportsCenter" commercial. "I'm a team player, I foster a positive work environment. I think I deserve a raise and...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Patriots' Gostkowski hits from 60

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski warms up before games, he most often stops at a long distance of 53 yards. He's explained in the past that he doesn't see the benefit of swinging his right leg through a longer ...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  3. Stephen Gostkowski enjoys Speaker Series

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski drew a sold-out crowd of about 200 fans at the team's hall of fame on Monday, as he was the latest player to host a "Speaker Series" event. Gostkowski answered questions for about...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. Recapping Patriots in the Pro Bowl

    Mike Reiss

    The Pro Bowl is in the books, and it was a relatively quiet one from a Patriots perspective. The Patriots had three players participate -- left guard Logan Mankins, special teams captain Matthew Slater and kicker Stephen Gostkowski. Two others, qu...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  5. Stephen Gostkowski added to Pro Bowl

    Mike Reiss

    DENVER -- With Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater participating in the Super Bowl, New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has been tabbed as his replacement for the Pro Bowl. Gostkowski, who just concluded his eighth season, finished first ...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  6. Belichick praises Branch, Vinatieri

    Mike Reiss

    In a conference call with Indianapolis-based reporters on Tuesday morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick had high praise for receiver Deion Branch and kicker Adam Vinatieri. Both former Patriots are now Colts. On Branch: "Deion had a great care...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  7. Gostkowski takes blame for bad kickoff

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI -- New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski took the blame for his kickoff that sailed out of bounds, giving the Miami Dolphins the ball at the 40-yard line to set up their game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. The Patrio...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  8. Gostkowski kicks power Patriots' comeback

    Mike Reiss

    HOUSTON -- Ryan Allen was a junior at West Salem (Oregon) High School in 2006 when the New England Patriots drafted Stephen Gostkowski in the fourth round as the replacement for arguably the greatest clutch kicker in NFL history, Adam Vinatieri....

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  9. Gostkowski earns monthly NFL honor

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month, which highlights how he's in the midst of the best season of his eight-year career. Gostkowski earned the honor for the month...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  10. Ups and downs for the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At an initial glance, a look at the New England Patriots players whose performance was "up" in Sunday's game against the New York Jets, and those at the opposite end of the spectrum: Up Stephen Gostkowski -- Kicker hits f...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  11. Picked-up pieces from 2nd-half review

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Picked-up pieces from reviewing the second half of the Patriots' 23-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1. The half opened with kicker Stephen Gostkowski booming a touchback. He later added two more. So he now has 14 touchbac...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  12. Belichick backs kicker Gostkowski

    Mike Reiss

    Kicker Stephen Gostkowski has missed three field goals in the first two preseason games - from 44, 53 and 50 yards - but coach Bill Belichick doesn't seem concerned. Asked about Gostkowski in his standard day-after-game conference call, Belichick ...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  13. Belichick: Punter a 'competitive situation'

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Through the first stretch of training camp, the one-on-one competition at punter between incumbent Zoltan Mesko and rookie Ryan Allen has been notable. While teams sometimes sign a young kicker or punter as a "camp leg" to red...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  14. Kicker Ruffer released by Pats

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots announced the release of kicker David Ruffer on Friday. The 24-year-old Ruffer, who kicked at Notre Dame from 2009-2011, originally signed with the Patriots on May 20. He was viewed as a long shot to earn a roster spot, as the Patriot...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  15. Receiver Harrison, kicker Ruffer signed

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots filled their final two spots on the 90-man roster on Monday, inking Rutgers rookie free-agent receiver Mark Harrison and Notre Dame kicker David Ruffer. Harrison is a bigger target (6-3, 231) and becomes the seventh Rutgers player on ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  16. Assessing wind on kicker warmups

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Kickers Justin Tucker (Ravens) and Stephen Gostkowski (Patriots) have concluded their pre-game warmups and the wind didn't appear to be much of a factor. Tucker had the distance from 53 yards to the open end of the stadium, an...

    Blog | January 20, 2013