The only free agent of major consequence the Patriots still have dangling is kicker Stephen Gostkowski. And we've now got some clarity on his situation.
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Gostkowski, 35, is not retiring. And while there has been outside interest, he and the Patriots have made progress toward getting him a new deal.
Gostkowski has never been an unrestricted free agent. He was given the franchise tag by the Pats in 2015 and then signed a four-year extension later that same year worth $17.2 million.
Selected by the Pats in the fourth round of the 2006 draft as a replacement for Adam Vinatieri, Gostkowski is the Patriots' all-time leading scorer. His 41-yard field goal with less than two minutes to play clinched the Pats' 13-3 victory over the Rams in Super Bowl 53.
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