Bill Belichick won't tip hand on Patriots' plans at kicker

Bill Belichick won't tip hand on Patriots' plans at kicker

Albert Huggins has a new National Football League home, according to an ESPN report.

ESPN's Field Yates reports that the Patriots have given up Forbath after a game. He kicked in last night's 28-22 loss to the Houston Texans.

There's no doubt New England coach Bill Belichick has minimal patience for mistakes in the kicking game. He made one of two extra points attempts.

Albert Huggins struggled to make a dent in the Eagles defensive line rotation and after being released by Philadelphia, he's been claimed by New England.

Assuming he's healthy enough to be upright and boot the ball for Sunday's meeting with KC (I can't pretend to know the ideal timeline for a kicker following an appendectomy), you would nearly expect the Patriots to circle back to Folk, as he was undoubtedly the best option out of the three replacements the Patriots have brought in since Gostkowski went under the knife. Folk was 7-for-9 with the Patriots and he'll likely make a return to the team at some point this season. The Patriots offense has been pretty mediocre of late, however, so Folk isn't a must-start if the Patriots re-sign him to be their kicker the rest of the season.

The New England Patriots don't have a kicker or an open roster spot as of Tuesday morning, so we should expect a couple moves before Sunday's much-anticipated Week 14 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium. Philadelphia resigned from the 6-foot-3 and 304-pound defensive lineman at Clemson University just two days ago. He appeared in four games for the Eagles as a reserve and made three tackles before being released on November 30.

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