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Pats cut Gramatica; rookie to replace Vinatieri

Updated: August 24, 2006, 12:52 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The comeback attempt of kicker Martin Gramatica ended Wednesday when the New England Patriots released the six-year veteran, awarding the job as the successor to departed placement specialist Adam Vinatieri to rookie Stephen Gostkowski.

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A fourth-round draft choice, and the 118th player selected overall in the 2006 draft, Gostkowski converted all four of his field goal attempts in the Patriots' first two preseason games, from 33, 24, 37 and 37 yards. The former University ...

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