Stephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski NFL’s richest kicker

AFC East Update

Justin Houston, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas weren’t the only players tendered the franchise tag earlier this offseason. The New England Patriots didn’t want to let their highly effective place kicker Stephen Gostkowski hit the open market before they could agree to a long-term deal and tendered Gostkowski the 1-year $4.59 million franchise tag for kickers. Gostkowski immediately signed the deal and was ultimately rewarded with a 4-year $17.2 million deal making him the league’s highest paid kicker. As long as Tom Brady is upright Gostkowski remains a safe bet to be among the NFL’s leading scorers in the 2015 season.

In other news:

– CB Tarell Brown has signed a 1-year deal with the New England Patriots;

– Washington Redskins waive RB Michael Hill;

– Kansas City Chiefs waive CB Justin Cox, Cox was arrested on Monday on aggravated domestic violence, burglary of a residence and trespassing;

– OT Wayne Hunter has been released by the Buffalo Bills;

– WR Justin Hunter of the Tennessee Titans was arrested on Monday and faces one charge of felonious assault stemming from a July 3 altercation;

– Jacksonville Jaguars waive WR Ace Sanders;

– Buffalo Bills’ Offensive Line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested for battery with intent to cause bodily harm (to a minor), and is currently on paid leave





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