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Draft Scout Kai Forbath News
09/15/15 - K Kai Forbath came into the season as the most accurate kicker (87 percent) in Redskins history. Forbath ended the first series of Sunday's 17-10 loss to Miami with a 45-yard field goal. He was wide right from 46 yards on the next series. It would be his last attempt for Washington which cut him on Monday (Sept. 14), largely because unlike so many kickers, his kickoffs were returned instead of sailing into or through the end zone for touchbacks. The Redskins replaced Forbath with neophyte Dustin Hopkins, who has spent time with Buffalo and New Orleans but has yet to try a regular-season field goal.
"Kai is very accurate inside 40 (yards), but you look at the total package (that) a kicker needs to bring to your football team, we were looking for a little bit of a stronger leg, especially on kickoffs," head coach Jay Gruden explained. "If (Dustin) can be close to (Kai) with the accuracy, I think the kickoffs will put him over the edge. (He) worked out extremely well here today. He was a very successful kicker in college and he made the Bills (briefly in 2013) and kicked well for New Orleans in the preseason. We want to give him a shot and see if we can improve our kickoff coverage."
09/14/15 - K Kai Forbath is expected to be released by the Redskins, who plan to sign Dustin Hopkins.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Redskins will cut Forbath and sign Hopkins, formerly with the New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills.
Forbath missed a 46-yard field goal in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He also made a 45-yarder in the game. Last season, he hit 24 of 27 field goals for the Redskins.
09/14/15 - K Kai Forbath was eleased by the Redskins on Monday, and he was replaced by K Dustin Hopkins.
08/23/15 - PK Kai Forbath didn't work on Sunday and is day-to-day with a sore quadriceps.
04/16/15 - K Kai Forbath signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender with the Washington Redskins on Thursday (April 16). The tender is worth $1.542 million.
Forbath posted a picture of himself signing the contract in the Redskins' administrative offices via Instagram.
Washington drafted a kicker, Zach Hocker, in 2014 as competition for Forbath, who narrowly won a training camp competition. Leg strength has been an issue, but he has made 88.1 percent of his career field-goal attempts. However, just four of those tries were from 50 yards or beyond.
Forbath was 28th in the NFL in touchbacks last season and competition is expected in training camp.