Forbath made all four of his extra point attempts, but he missed his only field goal try when his 46-yard attempt was partially blocked in the final minute of the Saints' loss to the Titans. Forbath was the hero in Week 8, as he nailed a game-winning 50-yard kick as time expired against Giants. There was no repeat on Sunday. In three games with New Orleans, Forbath has converted 14-of-15 extra point kicks but has only attempted two field goals, as the Saints' offense has made a habit of scoring touchdowns recently. Still, with the Saints' offense rolling, Forbath should be a solid option going forward, especially with a favorable remaining schedule.
Forbath converted all seven of his extra point attempts and booted the game-winning 50-yard field goal in Sunday's win against the Giants. Forbath missed an extra point in his first game as a Saint last week, but he was the hero in Sunday's shootout, first converting a clutch extra point to tie the game with 36 seconds to play and then splitting the uprights on a long field goal to win it as time expired in regulation. While Sunday's field goal was his first in two games with the Saints, Forbath looks like a decent option at kicker going forward, as the Saints offense appears to be finding its groove and has a favorable remaining schedule.
Forbath made three of his four extra point attempts in Sunday's win against the Colts. Signed earlier this week after the Saints cut Zach Hocker, Forbath did not attempt a field goal, but he did shank a extra point try in the second quarter. The Saints have struggled the last few years to find a consistent kicking option, so the missed extra point was hardly encouraging, but the Saints' staff will likely give Forbath at least a few games before evaluating his performance.
Placekicker Kai Forbath is expected to sign with the Saints, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Forbath's signing comes in wake of the Saints releasing kicker Zach Hocker on Monday. The veteran Forbath had been a free agent since being released by the Redskins following Week 1. In 16 games last year, Forbath converted 24 of 27 field goals en route to 103 total points.
The Redskins released kicker Kai Forbath on Monday, coach Jay Gruden confirmed. He said the Redskins wanted a stronger leg on kickoffs. To take his spot on the roster, the Redskins signed former Bills and Saints kicker Dustin Hopkins.
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