The Cowboys signed Greg Zuerlein to challenge Forbath for the placekicker job, Patrik Walker of CBS Sports reports.
A three-year, $7.5 million contract makes Zuerlein the presumptive favorite, even though Forbath converted each of his 10 field-goal attempts and each of his 10 PATs in three games with the Cowboys late last season. Forbath owns the superior mark for career field-goal percentage (86.8), but Zuerlein has the bigger leg and the bigger contract.
The Cowboys re-signed Forbath on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After getting a one-game audition with the Patriots during Stephen Gostkowski's (hip) absence, Forbath served as the Cowboys' kicker for the final three games of the season. Overall, he didn't miss a kick with the latter organization, making all 10 field-goal attempts and all 10 point-after tries. While the three-game sample size is small, he may not have much, if any, competition for the gig in Dallas in 2020.
Forbath finished the 2019 season going 10-for-10 on field goals and 10-for-10 on extra points in three games for the Cowboys.
The journeyman kicker was unemployed to begin the season, but after proving himself in a one-game audition with the Patriots after Nick Folk underwent an appendectomy, Forbath was picked up by the Cowboys as a replacement for the erratic Brett Maher and was perfect down the stretch as Dallas pushed in vain for a playoff spot. He's played for six teams since making his NFL debut in 2012, so the 32-year-old will have a short leash with the Cowboys and could well face significant competition in training camp next year, but his performance should at least secure him an opportunity to win the starting job in 2020.
Forbath made all three field-goal attempts during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Forbath converted attempts from 32, 49 and 49 yards, accounting for all the team's points as the Cowboys' offense struggled throughout the contest. The 32-year-old is now 6-for-6 on field goals and 5-for-5 on extra points in his two games with Dallas.
Forbath was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 5-for-5 on extra points in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Rams.
In his first action since taking over for Brett Maher as the Cowboys' placekicker, Forbath connected on more kicks from 40-49 yards (two) than Maher had managed all year (one). In wasn't an entirely successful Dallas debut, as Forbath did put two kickoffs out of bounds, but he did more than enough to give the team confidence in his abilities heading into a Week 16 clash with the Eagles that could determine who wins the NFC East.
Forbath signed a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
The Cowboys waived Brett Maher, who leads the league with 10 missed field goals this season, in a corresponding move. Forbath has only appeared in one game this season, with the Patriots in Week 13, during which he made his sole 23-yard field-goal try and one of two extra-point attempts. He's on track to handle kicking duties for Dallas during Week 15's clash against the Rams.
Forbath will work out with the Cowboys on Monday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys' current kicker, Brett Maher, has been inconsistent this season, and those issues have loomed large lately; he's connected on just four of eight field goals over the past three games. As a result, Maher's on the brink of losing his job, according to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, so Forbath and Tristan Vizcaino will try out to fill into that role. Forbath has only played in one game this season, making his lone field goal but missing one of two extra-point tries.
The Patriots have waived Forbath, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Forbath, who made a 23-yard field goal and one of two extra-point tries in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans, was let go to make room for the team's waiver claim of defensive tackle Albert Huggins. The Patriots will now need to look for another kicker (Forbath was the fourth of the season for the team) in advance of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Forbath connected on a 23-yard field goal and one of two extra-point tries in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans.
After the Patriots cut Nick Folk (abdomen) on Friday, Forbath geared up as the team's fourth kicker of the year. Forbath opened the scoring with a field goal on the Patriots' first offensive drive, but he missed an extra point in the third quarter. For now, Forbath will remain with the team ahead of Week 14's clash against the Chiefs.
Forbath signed a contract with the Patriots on Friday.
Reports first surfaced Thursday indicating that Forbath was expected to join the Patriots, and the team made the transaction official a day later. Forbath will presumably take over the team's kicking duties for Nick Folk, who underwent an appendectomy recently and is expected to be cut loose. Forbath's first appearance with the Patriots will come Sunday against a Texans team that has allowed its opponents to average just one made field goal per game over its last seven contests.
The Patriots are expected to sign Forbath, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
With Nick Folk slated to miss time following an appendectomy, Forbath is now in line to serve as the Patriots' fourth kicker this season. He's thus on track to kick for the team Sunday against the Texans and possibly also in Week 14 against the Chiefs, if Folk remains sidelined.
The Jaguars released Forbath on Tuesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Forbath was a late-season injury replacement for Josh Lambo (groin), who signed a four-year extension with the Jaguars last week. The 31-year-old kicker shouldn't have too much trouble finding a chance to compete for a starting job, as he's converted 85.7 percent of his career field-goal attempts, including 11 of 18 from 50-plus yards.
Forbath made his lone field-goal attempt in Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Texans.
Forbath again handled kicking duties with Josh Lambo (groin) sidelined and took advantage of his only opportunity during the first quarter with a 25-yard field goal. The Jaguars offense may as well have remained on the sideline, as it had 119 total yards and averaged 2.5 yards per play Sunday. The field goal was the result of a turnover, as the Jaguars failed to cross their own 40-yard line until the final possession of the game. Forbath is set to return to free agency after converting four of five field goals and all three PATs in three games as a fill-in with Jacksonville.
Forbath will handle kicking duties for the Jaguars in Sunday's season finale against the Texans, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Josh Lambo (groin) was again ruled out, providing Forbath another opportunity to kick for Jacksonville. The 31-year-old has made three of four field-goal attempts and all three PATs in his two games as a fill-in for the Jaguars. Forbath's fantasy outlook remains limited as a result of the team's season-long offensive struggles.
Forbath made both of his extra-point attempts and converted one of two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Dolphins
Forbath came up short on a 56-yard field-goal try at the end of the first half. The 31-year-old could kick again for the Jaguars in Week 17 if Josh Lambo (groin) is unable to return from his two-week absence.
Forbath will serve as the Jaguars' kicker in Sunday's game against the Dolphins with Josh Lambo (groin) ruled out, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Forbath will fill in for Lambo for the second straight week after connecting on both of his field-goal tries and his lone extra-point attempt in the Dec. 16 loss to Washington. Given the ugly state of the Jacksonville offense under the stewardship of quarterback Cody Kessler, Forbath should be viewed as a low-end fantasy kicker for Week 16.
Forbath made both field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Redskins.
Forbath converted field goals from 33 and 41 yards and was lucky to have that much action given the ineffectiveness of the Jaguars offense (the lone touchdown was scored via punt return). The 31-year-old performed well in place of Josh Lambo (groin) and should remain with the team as long as he remains sidelined.
Forbath will kick for the Jaguars on Sunday.
Forbath gets the nod, with Josh Lambo inactive Sunday due to a groin injury. Forbath is thus an option for those scrambling for a Week 15 kicker, but he's a speculative fantasy option due to the state of Jacksonville's offense.
The Jaguars have signed Forbath, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
With Josh Lambo's status for Sunday's game against Washington not yet determined, the Jaguars brought Forbath in as an insurance policy. To date, Lambo has logged 76 points in 13 games while working behind a Jacksonville offense that is 30th in the NFL with 16.3 points per game.
Forbath did not sign with the Steelers on Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Forbath had a tryout with the Steelers on Wednesday to provide competition for Chris Boswell, but the team has ultimately elected to stick with their current starter heading into Week 15. If Boswell, who has missed five extra points this season and converted only 10 of 16 field-goal attempts, were to struggle during Sunday's tilt against the Patriots, Forbath could be in line for another visit with Pittsburgh.
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