Breaking: Patriots Releasing Stephen Gostkowski

Sep 29, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) on the sideline prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It is an end of yet another era in New England.

Per Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are releasing longtime kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

Gostkowski, 36, is the Patriots’ all-time leading scorer and holds the NFL record for most consecutive extra points with 479.

The team selected the Memphis alum in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft and has been the mainstay placekicker since the departure of Adam Vinatieri.

The Patriots do not have any kicker under contract as of now.

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