Will the Pats Bring in Kicker Competition?

The Patriots run at kicker has been a remarkable one. Aside from the rare kicker injury, they have only had 2 kickers since 1996. In both scenarios, Adam Vinatieri and Stephen Gostkowski, when they were rookies they had camp competition. Vinny had Phil Dawson, who went on to have quite a career himself. Stevie franchise had Martin Gramatica. They find themselves in this same position for the first time in a long time. Now, does Justin Rohrwasser get some competition?

Nick Folk

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Folk kicked very well in relief of Gostkowski last season. For someone who was out of football for at least a season, after getting his kicking leg warm last season, he could come back and be a legitimate option to kick.

Ryan Succop

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Succop was hurt for pretty much the whole season last year. In the past, he has been a very solid kicker for the Titans. 3 years ago, he kicked made 35 field goals. He is also still only 33, making him a solid option for 2-3 if Rohrwasser actually is a white supremacist.

Blair Walsh

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Walsh would be a good option for competition, but not a long term replacement for Gostkowski. He has very legit kicking talent, but has been scarred by a missed chip shot in a playoff a few years ago. His confidence will probably never recover, but he could give Rohrwasser a run for his money in camp and the preseason with no pressure on.

Cooper Rothe

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There’s not too much to know about a kicker from Wyoming. But sometimes, the best kickers come from the weirdest schools. They say his big question is his range, which can be fixed in the weight room and with the right coaches around him. It wouldn’t hurt to bring in another cheap rookie for camp.

-Jake Kobierski (@TheRealKobe83)

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