News about kicker Stephen Gostkowski appeared to go cold over the past few weeks, until it heated up Tuesday of this week. Early in the day, a report from the Bay Area of California indicated that the San Francisco 49ers were interested in New England's long-time placekicker, who became a free agent this offseason.
However, later that same day, ESPN declared that Gostkowski will re-sign with the Patriots.
The 35-year-old booter has only ever played professionally for New England, the team that drafted him out of the University of Memphis in 2006. He is the team's all-time leading scorer and will apparently have a chance to pad his lead in that category over the next two campaigns.
Here's an interesting leftover from the most recent AFC Championship Game. Remember the controversy involving a fan shining a green laser pointer at QB Tom Brady during the game? Missouri authorities have caught the alleged culprit and he faces some stiff punishment, according to the Kansas City Star newspaper.
And with yesterday's release of the 2019 preseason opponents, we're hearing confirmation of news that had been rumored over the past few days, that the Patriots and Tennessee Titans are coordinating to have joint training camp practices this summer in Nashville. The Titans' website has more, including comments from head coach Mike Vrabel.
"I think that would be a great idea," Vrabel remarked in part. "We practiced against the Patriots when we were in Houston [with the Texans], and I feel like they are a good team to practice against just because of the same expectations, trying to get stuff done, trying to get things accomplished, but not fighting or anything."
Finally today, several Patriots were at Fenway Park Tuesday to be honored as part of the Home Opener festivities for the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. All the coverage you need from that event is right here on patriots.com.