The Tennessee Titans have fixed up a big area of need this morning, signing former Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski. This move comes after the team put him through a workout earlier in the week.
Titans reached agreement with former Patriots’ kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who gets to stay home in Tennessee to kick.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2020
In a corresponding move, the Titans waived Greg Joseph, who was battling for the job in camp with Tucker McCann, who remains on the roster for now.
Gostkowski was a fourth-round pick back in 2006. He went on to have a wildly successful career with the Patriots, but was released back in March by the team. Gostkowski finished his New England career with an 87.5 percent field goal rate, the highest in franchise history and the fifth highest in NFL history.
The veteran kicker appeared in just four games for the Patriots in 2019, dealing with a left hip injury. It eventually landed him on the injured reserve.
The Titans are banking on Gostkowski returning to form in 2020, which will be his 15th season in the league. Clearly after putting him through a workout, they feel pretty good about those odds.