By: Ian Logue
The Brockton Enterprise posted a great piece on Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Sunday who told the newspaper that he’s looking forward to working with the newly drafted Zoltan Mesko. Mesko appears poised to have the opportunity of taking over the punting duties for Chris Hansen, who is a free agent and wasn’t brought back by New England.
“I’ve heard a lot of good things about Zoltan,” Gostkowski told the newspaper. “I met him once and he seems like a nice guy. I’m looking forward to getting to work with him.”
Gowstkowski was a restricted free agent this offseason but was signed with a second round tender of $1.75 million.
“It’s good,” said Gostkowski on his new contract. “That’s the way the rules were and I got tendered and I was happy it was by the Patriots.
“(I’m) glad to be back. This is the place where I want to be and I’m just glad to get another opportunity to be on the team.”
Gostkowski was drafted in the fourth round back in 2006 and has totaled 513 points along with a Pro Bowl appearance during his four seasons in New England.