The Boston Herald is reporting that Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski signed his tender as a restricted free agent Saturday.
Gostkowski was tendered at the second-round level, meaning he will earn $1.759 million on his one-year deal in 2010.
Drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL draft, Gostkowski qualified as a restricted free agent this offseason because 2010 is set to be played without a salary cap. Had there been an extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the salary cap was kept in place, Gostkowski would have qualifed for unrestricted free agency.
Gostkowski connected on 26-of-31 FG attempts in 2009, including a career-long 53-yarder.