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"That’s another tight battle," Gruden said, according to The Washington Post. "It’s a close battle. Both of them have done a very good job in my opinion. I don’t think we can go wrong either way with the place kicker. Unfortunately, we’ll probably have to choose one, and that’ll come down to Thursday night. I like both of them. I feel good about kicking with both of them in a game. So, that’ll be a tough call."
Hocker outshined Forbath in Thursday's preseason opener, nailing both of his field-goal attempts and kicking it out of the end zone on his first kickoff. Forbath, on the other hand, missed a 46-yard field goal and had another miss waived off on a penalty. He also sent a kickoff out of bounds, though Gruden said he isn't close to making a decision.
"Well, now we'll look at the tape, but obviously we kicked off one time out of bounds and missed the field goal," Gruden said. "We got a delay of game [penalty]. [Hocker] had a great couple good kickoffs and a good tackle and made [two] field goals. Kai, you know, he had a kickoff out of bounds, like I said, so that’s a decision that’s going to come after the fourth preseason game."
Forbath has been a solid kicker in his career, making 35 of 40 attempts over two seasons.
According to the Washington Post, Forbath has spent the offseason trying to improve on kickoffs. "That, and continued accuracy on field goals is the key to his job security," the paper said.
Forbath hit field goals in all but the third quarter. He had successful attempts from 22, 36 and 47 yards out. He also had two extra points. Forbath will take on the Giants Week 17.
The Redskins host the Cowboys in Week 16.
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