Scouting the Patriots in 2011
K Stephen Gostkowski (pictured), P Zoltan Mesko, LS Danny Aiken
Gostkowski was brought back slowly after missing half of last season with a torn quadriceps, but he was putting kickoffs through the end zone as soon as he was allowed to start taking them again. He was perfect on field goals and extra points during the exhibition season. Mesko will be looking for consistency after a solid rookie season. Aiken, claimed off waivers from Buffalo, is the fifth long snapper the team has brought in since Lonie Paxton left for Denver. Guess that kind of consistency is hard to find -- Paxton never muffed a snap in 141 games.