Stephen Gostkowski Placed On Injured Reserve

Perhaps Stephen Gostkowski’s terrible start to the season has a more serious underlying issue. The historically sure footed kicker has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season with hip surgery. Gostkowski has been noticeably off this season going 7 of 8 on field goal attempts (87.5%) and 11 of 15 on extra points (73.3%). The missed extra points are certainly a sign that something is wrong.

It remains unclear who’ll be kicking for the Patriots against Washington on Sunday, but the team did host several free agents to fill in at Wednesday’s practice. Gostkowski attempted every kick for the Patriots over the past eight seasons.

Depending on how his replacement does, Gostkowski may or may not be brought back in 2020.