Kai ForbathK NO (5) 7 days ago
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.
Kai ForbathK NO (5) 3 weeks ago
The early returns have been pretty solid for both Forbath and Connor Barth, reports the New Orleans Times-Picyune. Forbath hasn't missed a kick in camp, while Barth has missed only one, and both kickers successfully nailed their four field-goal attempts during Monday's practice.
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 Saints' kicker production has ranked 28th, 26th, and 16th over the last three seasons.
Kai ForbathK NO (5) 3 months ago
The Saints will sign Barth, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
After cutting Josh Scobee loose earlier this week, the Saints were seemingly in the market for a kicker with just Kai 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.
Kai ForbathK NO (5) 6 months ago
The Saints have re-signed 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.
Kai ForbathK NO (5) 9 months ago
Forbath made both of his field goals attempts in Sunday's loss to the Texans.
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 ForbathK NO (5) 10 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.
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 ForbathK NO (5) 10 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.
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 ForbathK NO (5) 10 months ago
Forbath made three of his four extra point attempts in Sunday's win against the Colts.
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 ForbathK NO (5) 10 months ago4 Comments
Forbath is expected to sign with the Saints, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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 ForbathK NO (5) 11 months ago2 Comments
Forbath's release has been confirmed by Washington.
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.