The New England Patriots will waive rookie defensive tackle Albert Huggins to clear a roster spot for veteran kicker Nick Folk, ESPN reported Saturday.

Folk appeared in three games as the Patriots' kicker but was cut last week after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. New England used kicker Kai Forbath last week against the Houston Texans, but he was released after going 1-for-1 on field goals and 1-for-2 on extra points.

Huggins appeared in four games with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. He was released by the Eagles last weekend, and the Patriots signed him Monday.

The 35-year-old Folk has made 80.3 percent of his field goals over a 12-year career that has included stints with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Patriots. He has also converted 345 of his 349 extra points (98.9 percent).

--Field Level Media

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