New England Patriots place Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve

New England Patriots have placed kicker Stephen Gostkowski.
Gostkowski will call for season-ending operation for a left-hip harm to be able to make him accessible for the 2020 season.
Based on reports, the Patriots worked out free-agent kickers on Wednesday, with Kai Forbath among them.
Matthew Wright, a rookie from UCF who was at camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was also part of this workout.
Gostkowski is currently in his 14th season as New Englands kicker but he struggled this season, missing four extra-point efforts in 15 attempts. He created attempts, with a long of 41.
The 35-year-old has aided the Patriots win three Super Bowls since the team selected him for a replacement for Adam Vinatieri, whod abandoned to the Indianapolis Colts.
Whoever another man is who comes here, he doesnt need to try to be Steve, does not need to attempt to be Adam Vinatieri, Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater said.
He just wants to be himself. Hell be here for a reason, which reason is that coach Bill Belichick believes hes going to give us the best opportunity to help this team win.
Gostkowski has created 374-of-428 field-goal attempts (87.4 percent ) in his profession, including 25-of-35 in 50-plus yards. He is a Pro Bowl selection and has been chosen first-team All-Pro at 2015 and 2008. He has not missed a match since 2010.

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