Source: Patriots kicker gets extension

Updated: August 26, 2010, 7:41 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots have agreed to a contract extension with kicker Stephen Gostkowski through 2014, according to an NFL source.

The extension averages about $3.5 million per season, putting Gostkowski among the highest-paid kickers in the NFL.

Gostkowski, who is in his fifth NFL season, entered a difficult situation in New England when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. All he had to do was fill the large football cleats of Adam Vinatieri, ...

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