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Patriots sign K Nick Folk


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they have signed K Nick Folk. Terms of the contract were not announced.

Folk, 34, originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (178th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys out of Arizona in the 2007 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1, 222-pounder is a veteran of 11 NFL seasons with Dallas (2007-09), the New York Jets (2010-16) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017).

Folk has played in 154 regular-season games and converted 245-of-305 field-goal attempts and 342-of-346 extra-point attempts for 1,077 career points. He has also appeared in four postseason contests and made 3-of-4 field-goal attempts and all 10 extra-point tries. Folk earned Pro Bowl honors as a rookie in 2007 and was selected to the Pro Football Writer's All-Rookie team that season.

Folk last played in the NFL in 2017 with the Buccaneers for four games, converting 6-of-11 field-goal attempts and went 7-of-9 on extra points. He was limited to four games due to injury. Folk played for the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football this past spring.

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