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The Patriots Have Made Another Change At Kicker

A closeup of a New England Patriots football helmet. The team will be without David Andrews in Week 3.

ATLANTA - AUGUST 11: A detailed view of a New England Patriots helmet prior to the NFL preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on August 11, 2006 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

At 10-1 on the season the New England Patriots have seen almost everything go right for them throughout the year. Everything except their kicking game, that is.

Ever since Stephen Gostkowski suffered his season-ending hip injury the Patriots have cycled through kickers. And now it looks like they're going to get yet another one.

Patriots kicker Nick Folk was released today, and according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, they're bringing in Kai Forbath to replace him.

Folk reportedly had to undergo an appendectomy this week and would have been unavailable for Sunday's game.

Forbath will be the fourth kicker to play for the Patriots this season. He is 120-of-140 on field goals in his career with a 94-percent conversion rate on extra points.

Last year Forbath played three games for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018, going 4-of-5 on field goals that year.

Gostkowski was injured after four games, during which he went 7-of-8 on field goals and 11-of-15 on extra points.

He was replaced by Mike Nugent, who went just 5-of-8 on field goals and 15-of-16 on extra points before being released.

Folk was signed as Nugent's replacement and went 7-of-9. His two misses came in Week 12 against Dallas - a game that was too close for Bill Belichick's comfort.