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Report: Patriots trade kicker Nick Folk to Titans for 2025 draft pick

The Patriots have made another trade.

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The Nick Folk era in New England is over.

The Patriots are trading the veteran kicker to the Tennessee Titans, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. New England is getting a 2025 seventh-round draft pick in return, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

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Folk's departure means that rookie Chad Ryland will be the starting kicker for the Patriots in the 2023 NFL season. He has a stronger leg than Folk and is better on kickoffs.

Folk was signed by the Patriots during the 2019 season and was a reliable kicker for three-plus years. He did not miss a single field goal attempt inside of 40 yards as a Patriot. He went 36-for-44 on field goals of 40 to 49 yards, while converting 11 of 16 attempts from 50-plus yards out.

All teams must trim their rosters to 53 players before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

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