K - NE
Week 13 Outlook
The Patriots signed K Justin Rohrwasser to their practice squad on Sunday.
They did the same with Nick Folk. We will probably see the team activate one of them prior to their regular season opener against the Dolphins next Sunday. Kicker figures to be a weak spot in New England this Fall.
The Patriots released K Justin Rohrwasser on Saturday.
Rohrwasser was drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round of the NFL 2020 Draft. He was “erratic” during camp and ended up being released by New England. Nick Folk was also cut by the Patriots, leaving the team currently without a kicker. Rohrwasser could be with the Patriots as a member of the practice squad.
K Justin Rohrwasser has been "erratic" in practice.
Rohrwasser converted one from 50 yards, then missed two that "were so wide left they missed the screen." He also had a few other misses in practice. The Patriots are expecting to sign Nick Folk to compete with Rohrwasser for the starting kicker job. If the rookie doesn't improve in practice, the Patriots could possibly move on. Rohrwasser is currently 24th among all kickers in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Former Marshall K Justin Rohrwasser, pick No. 159 of the 2020 NFL Draft, has signed his rookie deal.
Rohrwasser was the first kicker selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Patriots released Stephen Gostowski this off-season and Rohrwasser is expected to be the team's starting kicker. The 23-year old converted 18 of 21 field-goals and 35-of-36 extra points in 2019 with Marshall.