After two standard elevations to the gameday roster, Nick Folk is now a full-time member.
The New England Patriots officially signed the veteran kicker to the 53-man roster on Tuesday, according to the NFL transaction wire.
Folk, 36, reverted to the practice squad along with outside linebacker Tashawn Bower after New England’s 25-6 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The longtime Jet has converted each of his seven field goals this September, setting the franchise record with 33 in a row dating back to last fall. He’s also gone 2-of-3 on extra points.
New England stood with an opening on the active roster after rookie kicker Quinn Nordin was placed on injured reserve due to an abdomen injury. Folk, a sixth-rounder and Pro Bowler in 2007, fills it after twice earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors last season.
In an additional move, New England signed undrafted center Drake Jackson to the practice squad on Tuesday.
Jackson, who started 44 consecutive games at Kentucky, recently visited for a workout after spending the spring and summer with the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans. A second-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press and a first-team All-SEC selection by Pro Football Focus, the former Wildcats captain brings the scout team to 15.
New England hosts the New Orleans Saints for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday at Gillette Stadium.