July 17, 2024

Patriots

Rookie Chad Ryland appears set to start the season as New England’s starter.

Nick Folk Patriots trade
Nick Folks throughout Patriots coaching camp in August, 2023. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Employees

The Patriots are reportedly buying and selling kicker Nick Folks to the Titans, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The compensation, according to fellow NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, is a seventh-round decide.

Folks, 38, had been within the function for New England for every of the previous three seasons, and in addition for components of the 2019 season. Throughout that point, he transformed 89.3 p.c of his 121 discipline aim makes an attempt.

In his place, the Patriots have rookie Chad Ryland, a 2023 fourth-round decide (112th total) out of the College of Maryland. Ryland was the best drafted specialist of the Invoice Belichick period, topping the earlier mark held by Stephen Gostkowski (who was additionally a fourth-rounder, however taken six spots later than Ryland).