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Draft Scout Kai Forbath News
03/11/16 - K Kai Forbath, who became an unrestricted free agent March 9, re-signed with the Saints Thursday (March 10).
01/03/16 - K Kai Forbath took over the kicking duties in late October and finished 8-for-13 on field goals for the season. He made both of his attempts Sunday, from 41 yards in the third quarter and then from 31 yards as time expired, giving New Orleans the win over Atlanta.
11/01/15 - PK Kai Forbath, a fourth-year player out of UCLA, booted a 50-yard, game-winning kick as time expired. "I think he's 5-for-5 in pressure kicks, end of game," said Saints coach Sean Payton, going back to Forbath's collegiate career. "Obviously, it was a big deal. I like his demeanor, his makeup. He's pretty calm. That's as big a kick as you can have with a new team."
10/19/15 - K Kai Forbath, the former Washington Redskins veteran, was signed by the Saints, according to reports.
Forbath, 28, was cut after one game with the Redskins this season after he missed a 46-yard field goal in a loss to the Miami Dolphins. He made 50 of 69 field goals and 91 of 93 PAT attempts in three-plus seasons with the Redskins.
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."