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Report: Kicker Stephen Gostkowski to Return to Patriots

Longtime Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski will reportedly be returning to New England.

Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter the Patriots are re-signing Gostkowski to a 2-year contract, the NFL insider tweeted Tuesday.

The Patriots drafted Gostkowski in the fourth round in 2006 to replace kicker Adam Vinatieri, who helped New England win its first three Super Bowls.

The team did not miss a beat as Gostkowski stepped in, playing 13 seasons for the Patriots. He has not missed a regular season game in any season besides 2010, when a thigh injury limited him to eight games.

Gostkowski has contributed 367 field goals and 642 extra points in the regular season, as well as 39 field goals and an all-time record 88 extra points in the playoffs.

The terms of Gostkowski's new contract were not immediately reported.

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