Kai Forbath K NO 2 months ago

The Saints have re-signed Forbath to a one-year deal, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Kai Forbath K NO 5 months ago

Forbath made both of his field goals attempts in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Forbath, who converted a 57-yard kick late in the first half, was one of the few bright spots for a Saints' offense that struggled mightily against a resurgent Houston defense. Since joining the Saints in late October, he's only seen three field goal attempts in five games, but has made 16-of-17 extra points attempts. Forbath is firmly entrenched as the Saints' kicker for the foreseeable future, and while the team's offense has struggled lately, he's still a starting option for fantasy owners.

Kai Forbath K NO 6 months ago1 Comment

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.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Kai Forbath K NO 6 months ago

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.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Kai Forbath K NO 6 months ago

Forbath made three of his four extra point attempts in Sunday's win against the Colts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Kai Forbath K NO 6 months ago4 Comments

Forbath is expected to sign with the Saints, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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 himself by the Redskins following Week 1 this season. In 16 games last year, Forbath converted 24-of-27 field goals en route to 103 total points.

Kai Forbath K NO 8 months ago2 Comments

Forbath's release has been confirmed by Washington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per the report, the team was looking for a kicker with a stronger leg on kickoffs, with Dustin Hopkins having been signed by Washington to replace Forbath.

Kai Forbath K NO 8 months ago

Forbath is expected to be released by the Redskins, ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Forbath missed a 46-yard field goal attempt that followed a 10-play drive Sunday, continuing his uneasy recent performances for the Redskins. With his time in Washington seemingly expired, Forbath will hit the free agent market in search of a new landing spot.

Kai Forbath K NO 8 months ago

Forbath was 1-for-2 on field goals, making a 45-yard attempt and missing from a distance of 46 yards. He also converted his sole extra point attempt.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Forbath's wide-right miss in the first quarter squandered a 10-play, 50-yard drive by the Redskins and an opportunity to give them an early 6-0 lead. He held off rookie Ty Long in the preseason to open his fourth season as the Redskins placekicker, and will be counted on for his trademark accuracy on a team that often struggles to finish drives with trips into the end zone. Forbath posted a solid 88.9 field goal percentage in 2014 and appears to have firm hold on the job this season.

Kai Forbath K NO 8 months ago

Forbath has won the place kicker job as the team cut rookie Ty Long, the Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Forbath has performed well in the preseason going 3-for-3 with a long of 52. His kickoff distance is the weakest part of his game but he has demonstrated accuracy during the preseason on field goals.