Gostkowski’s status lasted less than a week.
Gostkowski spent much of the 2019 season on injured reserve due to a hip injury.
Gostkowski and the Patriots agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract last year that included $3.7 million in guarantees; he was due to earn $3.5 million in base salary this season.
In 204 career regular-season games, the 36-year-old became New England’s all-time leading scorer, with 1,775 points on 374 field goals and 653 extra points. He’s led the NFL in scoring five times, including four straight years from 2012-2015.
A four-time Pro Bowler, three-time Super Bowl winner and two-time first-team All-Pro, Gostkowski has converted 87.38 percent of his field goal tries in his career, which is third-best all-time among kickers who have played five or more NFL seasons.
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