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Forbath is holding off Connor Barth for the starting kicker job, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, but the competition is "very close and far from decided."
Both Forbath and Barth kicked well during practice on Wednesday, but the battle between the two veterans still remains too tight to call. Although Forbath did himself no favors by missing badly on his only field goal attempt -- a 50-yarder -- in the Saints' preseason opener against the Patriots last week, his incumbent status likely gives him the early leg up.
The early returns have been pretty solid for both
The reports from earlier this offseason were hardly glowing, as neither Forbath nor Barth instilled a ton of confidence in early workouts before training camp. As a result, it's nice to see both kickers off to a hot early start, though at this stage it's simply too early to call the competition. While the winner of the team's kicking duties should theoretically have some fantasy value backed by a Drew Brees-led offense, it's worth noting that the
After cutting Josh Scobee loose earlier this week, the Saints were seemingly in the market for a kicker with just Forbath on the roster. An invitee at rookie minicamp last week, Barth will be tabbed to challenge Forbath, and the former's success rate in the Superdome (8-for-8 in his career) could very well aid in the competition.
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed Kai Forbath to a one-year deal, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Forbath returns to the fold, but he's slated to face some competition this summer, with veteran kicker Josh Scobee having recently inked a deal with the Saints.
Forbath, who converted a 57-yard kick late in the first half, was one of the few bright spots for a
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