Report: Patriots Sign New Kicker To Practice Squad
December 11, 2019
The New England Patriots have three games left of the regular season. Quarterback Tom Brady and his team will play one road game and two home games. They lost two straight games which makes a total of three losses on the regular season. The offense struggled in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but that’s a problem that has been plaguing the team throughout the entire season. Head coach Bill Belichick tried so many formulas, but the offense still struggles. They also lacked a kicker, and changed four kickers throughout the season. This time New England added a new kicker to the practice squad.
Kicker Josh Gable was added to the practice squad as confirmed by a report from ESPN’s Field Yates. Gable made his Patriots practice debut Wednesday and sported No. 5.
New England is Gable’s first NFL team. He spent some time with three different teams in the Indoor Football League (Nebraska Danger, Iowa Barnstormers and Tuscon Sugar Skulls), kicked in The Spring League and took part in the Your Call Football experiment, all after being a professional soccer player in Italy and Belgium.
The kicker didn’t play college football, is best known for the trick kicks he’s posted on YouTube and other online platforms. There’s a video of him drilling an uncontested 80-yard field goal.
New England invited Gable to the rookie Minicamp in 2017, and hosted him for a workout after Stephen Gostkowski was placed on injured reserve in October. He has a chance to develop nice skills with the help of veteran kicker Nick Folk who was added to the Patriots 53-man roster last week.
Folk is one of the four kickers to play with the Patriots this season. Gostkowski, Mike Nugent and Kai Forbath spent some time on the Patriots’ roster, too. The Patriots tried to fit Younghoe Koo in the practice squad.
The Cincinnati Bengals are next on their list, and coach Belichick is trying to find the best winning formula for the team. But, before playing their match, New England will have to solve the problem with the cameraman who filmed the Bengals’ sideline in Cleveland.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.