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Draft Scout Kai Forbath News
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.
03/05/15 - K Kai Forbath, restricted FA update, beat out draft pick Zach Hocker in a tight summer competition and the Redskins are glad that he did because Forbath nailed 24 of 27 field-goal attempts and after three seasons is the most accurate kicker (88.1 percent) in franchise history. Forbath's kickoffs, an issue in 2012 and 2013, were better in 2014, too. The one-time rookie free agent will return.
11/17/14 - PK Kai Forbath had made 11 straight field-goal attempts before Sunday. He had hit 15 of 16 this year and 29 of 30 dating back to last season. But on a day where just about everything went wrong for the Redskins, Forbath was wide right from 47 and 50 yards.
The only time during his previous 33 games that Forbath failed to put two kicks through the uprights came when he had a pair of attempts blocked last Nov. 3 against San Diego.
Sunday's failures dropped Forbath's field-goal percentage this year from .938, which had been second among NFC kickers with at least 10 attempts, into a tie for ninth.
11/10/14 - PK Kai Forbath has converted all but one of his 16 field-goalattempts. Arizona rookie Chandler Cantanzaro is the only NFC rival with at least 10 attempts who has made a higher percentage than Forbath's .938, but Washington's third-year kicker isn't dreaming about the Pro Bowl just yet.
"Half the league is about the same as I am right now," said Forbath, who kicked game-winners on the final play against Tennessee and in overtime at Dallas. "One kick at a time, that's all I focus on. But the one I missed in Philly (a 33-yarder) is still bugging me because if I had made that one, I would have made my last 30 (including the final 14 of last season). I'll make it 99 of 100 times."
10/29/14 - Kicker Kai Forbath was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking the game-winning 40-yard field goal in overtime at Dallas. Forbath, who had opened the scoring with a 44-yarder a week after kicking a career-high four field goals including the last-second 22-yarder that beat Tennessee 19-17, has made all but one of his 14 attempts this season.
Forbath's career 88.9 percentage (48-of-54) is the best of any kicker in Redskins history with at least 50 attempts. The third-year kicker is the 10th Washington special teams player to win the award, but only record-breaking return man Brian Mitchell (three times) and punter Matt Turk (twice) have done so more than once. Forbath is also the first to win since former kicker Graham Gano in Week 16 of 2010.
"It's a huge honor, but I did what I'm supposed to do, make the kicks when I'm called," said Forbath, that going back to last season he has missed just once in his last 27 attempts. "Distance doesn't really matter. I kick it just as hard for a 40-yarder as a 22-yarder. Maybe there was more pressure for the 22-yarder because we would've lost. I feel good right now. We're in a good rhythm."