Nick Folk

New England Patriots
Place Kicker #2
New England Patriots
Place Kicker #2
Photo: Icon Sportswire

Nick Folk News

Back with Patriots

Folk signed a two-year, $5 million contract to remain with the Patriots on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Folk put together a consistent 2021 season, converting 36 of his 39 field-goal attempts and 42 of his 47 extra-point attempts. That was enough for the Patriots to commit to him for a pair of additional season. Folk played through a knee injury for much of the season, but he has otherwise has shown no signs of slowing down despite the fact that he will be 38 years old for half of the 2022 campaign.

Mar 14, 2022 9:02 PM EST


Records 150 points in 2021

Folk made 36 of his 39 field-goal attempts this past season en route to recording 150 points in 17 games.

Analysis: Folk, who has been in the NFL since 2007, easily eclipsed his previous career high in points (131) through his first 16 games in 2021, then added six more in the team's regular-season finale to tie Las Vegas' Daniel Carlson for the league lead in that category. The 37-year-old, who managed a left knee issue down the stretch, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and his strong campaign should land him a kicking job in 2022. Whether it's with the Patriots remains to be seen, with Quinn Nordin -- who recently signed a future deal with New England -- an option for the team if Folk isn't re-signed.

Jan 26, 2022 9:40 AM EST



Active Saturday

Folk (knee) is active for Saturday's wild-card game at Buffalo.

Analysis: Folk has been playing through a knee injury for the majority of the campaign, but it hasn't topped him from making 36 of 39 field-goal attempts and 42 of 47 point-after tries through 17 games. He'll continue to take on placekicking duties for the Patriots in their playoff opener.

Jan 15, 2022 3:56 PM EST


Limited practice Thursday

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

Analysis: The kicker once again entered the week with a knee ailment, something that he has dealt with since September. Folk has yet to miss a contest while dealing with the knee injury, so he is expected to be ready to go Saturday for the Patriots' wild-card game against the Bills.

Jan 13, 2022 2:21 PM EST


Finishes season with 150 points

Folk made his lone field-goal attempt (from 43 yards) in Sunday's 33-24 loss to the Dolphins en route to recording six points.

Analysis: Though the veteran kicker has been managing a left knee issue of late, he suited up for all 17 of the Patriots' regular season games, while making 36-of-39 field goal tries and 42-of-47 extra point attempts. Meanwhile, the 150 points Folk recorded tied him with Las Vegas' Daniel Carlson for the league lead in that category.

Jan 10, 2022 10:18 AM EST



Ready for Week 18

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

Analysis: Folk was listed as questionable heading into the game, as has been customary this season. He has yet to miss a contest however, and he has converted 35 of his 38 field-goal attempts on the campaign.

Jan 9, 2022 12:10 PM EST


Once again questionable

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

Analysis: Folk has been on the injury report most of the season due to the knee injury, but he's kicked for New England in all 16 games. He should be available again Sunday, barring a setback.

Jan 7, 2022 1:41 PM EST


Eight points in Week 17

Folk made his only field-goal attempt (from 43 yards) in Sunday's 50-10 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: In the process, Folk, who hit five of his six extra-point tries, recorded eight points, bringing his 16-game total to a fantasy-friendly 144 points. Though the veteran kicker continues to manage a knee issue, his status for the Patriots' Week 18 game against the Dolphins is not in doubt.

Jan 3, 2022 9:56 AM EST


Will play Sunday

Folk (knee) will play Sunday against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Folk has been on the injury report with the knee issue for most of the season, but he's yet to miss a game. That won't change Sunday, as Folk will handle kicking duties Sunday against Jacksonville.

Jan 2, 2022 8:54 AM EST


Questionable again Sunday

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

Analysis: Folk has been present on New England's injury reports with the knee issue most of the season, but he's been available for all 15 games so far. The 37-year-old should be expected to kick again for the Patriots this weekend, barring a setback.

Dec 31, 2021 12:42 PM EST


Limited by knee issue

Folk was a limited participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday due to a left knee injury.

Analysis: The same issue has made Folk a mainstay on New England injury reports all season, but he has yet to miss a game. The 37-year-old is in the midst of one of the best seasons of his career, converting on 34 of 37 field-goal attempts and 34 of 38 extra-point tries through 15 appearances.

Dec 31, 2021 7:20 AM EST


Records three points Sunday

Folk hit all three of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 33-21 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: It was only the second time this season that Folk -- who has recorded 136 points in 15 games to date -- did not attempt a field goal. With that in mind, the veteran kicker -- who continues to work trough a left knee issue -- is a bounce-back candidate for the Patriots' Week17 game against the Jaguars.

Dec 27, 2021 10:30 AM EST


Active against Buffalo

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

Analysis: Folk has been listed as questionable prior to most games this season, but as it has been the trend, he will play while handling the kicking duties. The veteran kicker has yet to miss a contest despite constantly being slapped with a questionable tag, and he has been extremely effective since he has converted 34 of 37 field-goal attempts and 31 of 35 extra-point tries on the campaign.

Dec 26, 2021 8:41 AM EST


Questionable yet again

Folk (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Folk's placement on the injury report can be taken with a grain of salt at this point, as the veteran kicker has yet to miss a contest despite constantly being slapped with a questionable tag. Folk has converted 34 of 37 field-goal attempts and 31 of 35 extra-point tries on the campaign.

Dec 24, 2021 1:25 PM EST


Converts three kicks Saturday

Folk converted his lone field-goal attempt while making both of his extra-point tries in Saturday's 27-17 loss to Indianapolis.

Analysis: Folk dealt with a knee injury once again ahead of Saturday's Week 15 matchup, but he was able to play through the issue. The Patriots were held scoreless for the first three quarters, but the 37-year-old drilled each of his three kicks in the final quarter. Across the last four games, Folk has made 12 of 13 field-goal attempts while converting six of seven extra-point tries.

Dec 20, 2021 7:53 AM EST


Active for Week 15

Folk (knee) is listed as active for Saturday night's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Folk has been a mainstay on the injury report most of the season, but the veteran kicker has yet to miss a game and in the process, has racked up a fantasy-friendly 128 points through 13 outings while working behind a 9-4 New England squad that has reeled off seven straight wins.

Dec 18, 2021 4:04 PM EST


Receives questionable tag

Folk (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game at Indianapolis.

Analysis: Folk has been a regular on the injury report this season, so it's not much of a surprise to see him questionable for Saturday. The 37-year-old has yet to miss a game, and there's nothing to indicate that will change versus the Colts.

Dec 16, 2021 2:21 PM EST


Limited at practice

Folk (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday.

Analysis: Folk has been a regular on the injury report this year, but he has suited up for every game. Barring any type of news regarding a setback, he should be expected to play Saturday night. The veteran is a perfect 28-for-28 on field-goal attempts under 50 yards this season.

Dec 14, 2021 2:28 PM EST


Accounts for six points

Folk made both field-goal attempts during Monday night's 14-10 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Folk wasn't called upon to attempt a single extra point as a result of Monday's windy conditions, which inspired the Patriots to go for a two-point conversion after their lone touchdown. The veteran kicker could see more action against the Colts on Dec. 18, after New England's bye.

Dec 7, 2021 8:19 AM EST


Confirmed active for Monday night

Folk (knee) is listed as active for Monday's game against Buffalo.

Analysis: The Patriots' kicker has missed just three of 34 field goal attempts this season - all three of which came from 50+ yards. Folk will face a difficult challenge Monday night with forecasts predicting sustained winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour. Both teams may shy away from kicking field goals as a result of the severe weather.

Dec 6, 2021 4:09 PM EST


News powered by