NFL free agency news: Patriots re-sign Stephen Gostkowski

NFL free agency rumors: Patriots re-sign Stephen Gostkowski

The Patriots are locking their kicker down.

New England has re-signed Stephen Gostkowski to a two-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.

While terms of the contract weren’t announced, ESPN reported Tuesday that it was for a two-year deal.

The move comes after rumors started swirling that the 49ers were interested in signing Gostkowski.

San Francisco already has placed the franchise tag on Robbie Gould, making its reported interest in Gostkowski intriguing.

Gould and the 49ers reportedly could not agree on a multi-year deal, which resulted in the franchise tag. Gould has yet to sign it.

Gostkowski has spent his entire 13-year career in New England, replacing Adam Vinatieri. He’s appeared in 200 regular-season games, as well as 28 postseason games.