Pats bringing Gostkowski along slowly
The Patriots appear inclined to use two kickers in their attempt to replace the departed Adam Vinatieri, writes Michael Smith.
Gramatica has been more accurate in practice and made both his field-goal attempts in the preseason opener against Atlanta. Gostkowski has made all four of his attempts, including three Saturday night against Arizona, and his kickoffs consistently travel into the end zone or near the goal line. The Patriots spent a fourth-round pick on Gostkowski, who over his last two seasons at Memphis made nearly 86 percent of his field goals, so there is no way they'll let him go. Either it's his job or they carry two kickers. If New England decides to go with the rookie off the bat, he'll make his rookie mistakes, but in the long run he should be a good one.
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