Redskins Sign Kicker Kai Forbath, Release Billy Cundiff

Redskins Sign Kicker Kai Forbath, Release Billy Cundiff

Redskins Sign Kicker Kai Forbath, Release Billy Cundiff

The Washington Redskins  have signed field goal kicker Kai Forbath who was projected as the second best kicker in the 2011 draft after winning the Lou Groza award (given to the best place kicker in the country) in 2009 at UCLA. Forbath was signed as a un-drafted free agent  by the Dallas Cowbows last year and then put on the non-injured/reserve list and then waived on April 16 of this year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him the next day but cut him in camp . Forbath kicked the only points in against the Redskins in preseason this year when the Bucs and Skins met.

This reported signing means the Redskins are sure to now release kicker Billy Cundiff following another poor outing last weekend against the Atlanta Falcons when Cundiff missed a 31 yard field goal(his second in two weeks from that distance) that would have given the Redskins a 10-0 lead with very little time left in the first half.

Updated 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time….Billy Cundiff has officially been released. 

This signing comes after free agent kickers Olindo Mare, Josh Brown and Forbath were at Redskins Park today working out. Forbath will become the 19th place kicker the Redskins have had since 1994.

Forbath was 5/5 in preseason this year but has never attempted a kick in the NFL’s regular season. He made 10 of 13 field goals from beyond 50 yards at UCLA, including the game winning  51-yarder as senior to beat Oregon State, he also hit on 84.2 % of his field goals (72.2 % as a senior).

Here is a draft profile for him from 2011.

Kai Forbath can be found HERE on twitter.

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