Nick Folk, who has booted a franchise record 33 straight field goals, was signed to the Patriots active roster, per the league wire.
The veteran kicker had been playing hopscotch between the practice squad and game day roster the first two weeks of the season.
Given the Patriots can’t do that indefinitely per league rules, and with rookie Quinn Nordin on injured reserve, Folk was signed.
With three field goals in Sunday’s 25-6 win over the Jets, Folk pushed ahead of Stephen Gostkowski, who had the previous mark of 31 straight set in 2015.
Special teams coach Cam Achord was glowing in his assessment of Folk, speaking with the media on Tuesday.
“He’s that consistent professional you talk about,” said Achord. “He provides great leadership. He’s the staple . . . he’s a guy you love to work with.”
ESPN was the first to report the news of Folk’s signing.