Nick Folk

New England Patriots
Place Kicker #2
New England Patriots
Place Kicker #2
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Makes both FG tries Sunday

Folk made both of his field-goal attempts (including a 50-yarder) en route to recording 12 points in Sunday's 54-13 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Folk continues to manage a left knee issue that has had him listed as questionable in advance of the Patriots' last four contests, but it's something that he's been able to work through. We don't expect that to change in Week 8, when the Patriots face the 4-2 Chargers on the road.

Oct 25, 2021 10:45 AM EST


Active for Week 7

Folk (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Folk has been a regular on New England's injury report of late, but he has yet to miss a game while managing his left knee issue. Through his first six games to date, the veteran kicker has made 14 of his 15 field-goal tries en route to notching 51 points. After a Week 6 in which he was limited to three extra-point tries in an OT loss to the Cowboys, Folk should have a chance to engineer a fantasy bounce-back Sunday versus the 1-4 Jets.

Oct 24, 2021 8:52 AM EST



Listed as questionable

Folk (left knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after logging limited practices this week.

Analysis: Folk has been a regular on the Patriots' injury report since Week 4, but he has yet to miss a game since then and we don't expect that to change this weekend. Through six games, Folk has made 14 of his 15 field-goal tries en route to recording 51 points and he looks like a solid streaming option against the 1-4 Jets in Week 7, especially with six team's kickers on bye this week.

Oct 22, 2021 2:04 PM EST


Limited by knee issue

Folk (knee) practiced in limited fashion Wednesday.

Analysis: Folk has been on the injury report with the knee issue since Week 3 against New Orleans, but he has yet to miss a game. Given that he has played through the injury for several consecutive weeks, it should be presumed that he will once again be active for a Week 7 matchup against the Jets barring a setback.

Oct 20, 2021 5:46 PM EST


Converts three extra-point tries

Folk made three extra-point tries in Sunday's 35-29 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Folk was questionable with a knee injury heading into Sunday's matchup, but he played through the issue. The 36-year-old wasn't needed for any field-goal attempts but was perfect on his three kicks in the overtime loss. Folk has now made five of six field-goal attempts while converting six of seven extra-point tries across the last three games.

Oct 18, 2021 9:58 AM EST



Active for Sunday's game

Folk (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Folk continues to manage a left knee issue, but it hasn't cost him any game action thus far this season. Through five contests to date, the veteran kicker has made 14 of his 15 field-goal tries, en route to scoring 48 points in that span.

Oct 17, 2021 12:12 PM EST


Questionable due to barking knee

Folk (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With fellow kicker Quinn Nordin (abdomen) on IR, the Patriots will presumably have to bring in outside help at kicker should Folk have to sit out Sunday. The veteran kicker has previously played through issues in his left knee, so Folk should ultimately suit up barring a setback.

Oct 15, 2021 1:26 PM EST


Makes four FGs in Week 5

Folk made all four of his field-goal attempts and one of his two extra point tries in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Texans, en route to recording 13 points.

Analysis: Through five games, Folk has logged 48 points and has hit double-digits three times in that span. The veteran kicker has been managing a left knee issue of late, but it hasn't impacted his game availability, and he'll be out there this coming Sunday against the Cowboys, barring any setbacks.

Oct 11, 2021 10:14 AM EST


Active for Week 5

Folk (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: As expected, the veteran kicker, who has logged 35 points through his first four contests this season, will suit up Sunday for a game in which the Patriots should have their share of scoring opportunities against a 1-3 Houston squad helmed by rookie QB Davis Mills.

Oct 10, 2021 8:51 AM EST


Questionable against Texans

Folk (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: Folk has played through his left knee injury in recent weeks and was able to practice in a limited capacity this week. It wouldn't be surprising to see him suit up for Sunday's Week 5 matchup.

Oct 8, 2021 6:05 PM EST


Limited at Wednesday's practice

Folk (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Folk has been playing through the knee injury the past couple weeks and continued to nurse the issue at Wednesday's practice. The fact he's still practicing in some capacity indicates he should be able to play at Houston this weekend.

Oct 6, 2021 5:51 PM EST


Makes one FG in Week 4

Folk made one of his two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Buccaneers, en route to recording five points.

Analysis: As time wound down in the contest, Folk, who had made 36 consecutive field-goal tries, had a chance to put the Patriots on top, but his 56-yard attempt hit the upright and deflected wide to the left. The veteran kicker and the Patriots will now look to rebound in Week 5, versus a Houston squad that has dropped three straight games.

Oct 4, 2021 11:19 AM EST


Playing Sunday

Folk (left knee) is listed as active Sunday night's game against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Folk's knee issue led to him being limited at practice this week, but he remains the only kicker on the Patriots' active roster and now will look to extend his team-record streak of 35 straight made field-goal attempts. Three games into the 2021 season, Folk has notched 30 points, while connecting on all nine of his FG tries.

Oct 3, 2021 3:59 PM EST


Listed as questionable

Folk (left knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Buccaneers after practicing in a limited fashion this week.

Analysis: Though the Patriots had Brett Maher and Riley Patterson in for workouts, Folk remains the only kicker on the team's active roster, with Quinn Nordin (abdomen) currently on IR. If Folk's Week 4 status is indeed in any danger, a roster move would need to occur, so until or unless that happens, pencil him in to be a go Sunday night.

Oct 1, 2021 1:28 PM EST


Another limited practice

Folk (left knee) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: Folk's continued limited participation in practice suggests that he could end up being fine for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, though Friday's injury report should add clarity on that front. With that in mind, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com relays that the Patriots had kickers Brett Maher and Riley Patterson in for workouts, but noted that might simply be for emergency-list purposes, with Folk banged up and Quinn Nordin (abdomen) currently on IR.

Sep 30, 2021 2:02 PM EST


Limited Wednesday

Folk (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: It remains to be seen if Folk is simply managing a minor left knee issue, or if he suffered an in-practice injury Wednesday. We'll revisit his status Thursday as the Patriots continue their preparation for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Folk is the only kicker on New England's active roster, with Quinn Nordin (abdomen) currently on IR.

Sep 29, 2021 3:50 PM EST


Perfect against Saints

Folk converted both of his field-goal attempts and made his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 28-13 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: The Patriots signed Folk from their practice squad to their active roster last week after he was elevated from the practice squad prior to the first two games of the year, and he responded by making all three of his kicks in Week 3. The 36-year-old has now made 35 consecutive field goals and is in line to remain the starting kicker while Quinn Nordin (abdomen) remains sidelined.

Sep 27, 2021 11:44 AM EST


Signs with New England

The Patriots signed Folk from their practice squad to their active roster Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Folk was promoted to the Patriots' active roster before each of the first two games this season. With Quinn Nordin (abdomen) still on IR, and the veteran Folk having made 33 consecutive field-goal attempts, the move to sign the 36-year-old to the active roster was an obvious choice.

Sep 21, 2021 2:55 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Folk has reverted back to the Patriots' practice squad.

Analysis: With fellow kicker Quinn Nordin (abdomen) on IR, and Folk having made team-record 33 straight FG attempts, it's assumed that the veteran kicker will be promoted to the Patriots' active roster once again in advance of this coming Sunday's game against the Saints.

Sep 20, 2021 2:29 PM EST


Makes four FGs in Week 2

Folk made all four of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 25-6 win over the Jets, en route to recording 13 points.

Analysis: Two games into the season, Folk -- who has made a team-record 33 straight FG attempts -- has notched 23 points. With fellow kicker Quinn Nordin (abdomen) on IR, the veteran kicker will retain his lead role in the coming weeks, even if that entails more roster shuffling leading up to this coming Sunday's contest against the Saints.

Sep 20, 2021 10:49 AM EST


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