It's about value. Gostkowski's contract ended with him making $4.3M. Is he worth $5M with only 18M in cap space currently and needing to sign 12 draft picks and either Trent Brown and/or Trey Flowers? I'm sure it's not an easy decision for Belichick. And it will certainly be influenced by whatever kickers are available in the draft who might be a potential replacement. OH.. Before anyone goes ballistic on me. I've been one of Gostkowski's ardent supporters..