Stephen Gostkowski is gone and Mike Nugent has been tabbed to replace him. The Patriots signed the veteran kicker Thursday if fill the void left when Gostkowski was placed on injured reserve with a hip injury.
ESPN.com has the details on Nugent. The Boston Globe says the Patriots have scored on kicking decisions in the past. The Boston Herald says Nugent has made a solid first impression with his new teammates. Speaking of kickers, The Athletic remembers Scott Sisson.
Few Patriots have performed better than Devin McCourty over the first month of the season. ESPN.com says his value goes well beyond the four picks he's recorded. McCourty was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month.
Ben Watson was present for his first practice of the regular season after serving a four-game suspension to open the year. The Providence Journal says the Patriots will get a boost from the tight end.
Several Patriots were mentioned in ESPN.com’s quarter-season NFL awards piece.