Forbath (ankle) was waived off injured reserve by the Rams on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 33-year-old landed on injured reserve in mid-November but now parts ways with the team as the Rams prepare for the playoffs. Forbath appeared in two games and made two of three field-goal attempts and four of five extra-point attempts for Los Angeles.
Coach Sean McVay said that Forbath (ankle) will go on injured reserve, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Los Angeles has a kicker turnstile on its hands, with Forbath now out of commission after taking over for rookie Samuel Sloman. Forbath went 2-for-3 on field-goal tries and 4-for-5 on extra points during his two active games for the Rams, but with him now unavailable, Matt Gay and Austin MacGinnis are being considered as practice-squad pickups. The Rams have an upcoming Monday night game against the Buccaneers for Week 11, a contest during which margins may be slim and placekicking therefore particularly important.
Coach Sean McVay said after Sunday's win over the Seahawks that he has no update on Forbath's (ankle) status, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports. Forbath sustained the injury earlier in the game, as reported by Emmanuel Morgan of the Los Angeles Times. This was Forbath's second game as Los Angeles' kicker since he took over for released rookie Samuel Sloman. Forbath's practice participation will be worth monitoring this coming week as the team prepares to face Tampa Bay.
Forbath connected on one of his two field-goal attempts and converted both extra-point kicks during Sunday's 28-17 loss to Miami. The missed kick came from 48 yards with 3:42 remaining and would have made it a one-possession game, so it was a costly miss for Forbath and the Rams. However, the veteran will likely handle kicking duties for Los Angeles in Week 10 against Seattle, which could prove to be a high-scoring affair and provide him with an opportunity to post a solid fantasy showing.
Forbath is poised to serve as the Rams' kicker in Sunday's game against the Dolphins after Los Angeles released Sam Sloman on Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of SI.com reports. Forbath joined the Rams a week ago, but he wasn't available to kick in Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears while waiting to clear COVID-19 protocols. Sloman remained in place as Los Angeles' kicker Week 7 and continued to struggle, as his blocked field goal from 48 yards out marked his sixth missed kick of the season. Given that Forbath is now with his fourth team in less than two years, he likely won't have much job security, but he'll at least have some stability in the short term while the Rams roster no other kickers.
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