Titans agree to terms with kicker Gostkowski, waive Joseph

Tennessee Titans
Stephen Gostkowski

FILE – New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. The Tennessee Titans have made a switch at kicker agreeing to terms with veteran Stephen Gostkowski and waiving Greg Joseph. The Titans announced the move Thursday morning, Sept. 3, 2020.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have made a switch at kicker agreeing to terms with veteran Stephen Gostkowski and waiving Greg Joseph.

The Titans announced the move Thursday morning.

Gostkowski is a four-time Pro Bowl kicker who won three Super Bowls in his 14 seasons with the New England Patriots. He has made 87.4% or 374 of 428 of his kicks in his career. His field goal percentage ranks fifth-best in NFL history.

Joseph was the Titans’ fifth kicker last season in the NFL’s worst field goal unit at 44.4% (8 of 18). He made the only field goal he tried in the playoffs and made all his extra points. But Joseph had been missing kicks in training camp, prompting the Titans not to wait until opening week to address the position like a year ago.

Gostkowski turned 36 in January. He left New England as the team’s leading scorer with 1,775 points over 204 games. He’s also second in NFL history with 205 postseason points. His career long kick of 62 yards came in 2017, but he was limited to four games last season before being put on injured reserve.

The Patriots drafted him in the fourth round in 2006 out of Memphis.

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