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The Washington Redskins released struggling kicker Billy Cundiff on Tuesday and replaced him with free agent Kai Forbath.
Forbath emerged as the winner in a tryout at Redskins Park. He won the Lou Groza Award with UCLA in 2009 as the top kicker in college football, but he has yet to play in the NFL.
Cundiff was signed late in preseason after he was waived by the Baltimore Ravens. He has been the worst kicker in the league this year, making only seven of 12 field goal attempts. Two of his misses have been from inside 40 yards, including a 31-yard misfire in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Forbath was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys last year and spent the entire season on the non-football injured reserve list. He spent this year's training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and made all five field goal attempts in preseason games before being released on Aug. 31.
The Redskins also signed linebacker Mario Addison from the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad and released linebacker Markus White.
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The Baltimore Ravens decided to cut ties with K Billy Cundiff this preseason. Cundiff, once a top tier kicker in the league was beaten out by a rookie kicker during the Ravens preseason. Cundiff was quickly snapped up by the neighboring Washington Redskins but is now unemployed.Billy Cundiff missed the field goal in last year’s AFC Championship game which would have sent the game...
The Washington Redskins have released struggling kicker Billy Cundiff and replaced him with free agent Kai Forbath.
Forbath emerged as the winner in a tryout at Redskins Park on Tuesday. He won the Lou Groza Award with UCLA in 2009 as the top kicker in college football, but he has yet to play in the NFL.
Cundiff was signed late in preseason after he was waived by the Baltimore...
The Washington Redskins are expected to release kicker Billy Cundiff after the team signed Kai Forbath. Cundiff, who was cut by the Baltimore Ravens this spring, struggled for the Redskins this season. The former Pro Bowler hasn't been the same since missing a potential game-tying short field goal in the AFC championship game last season. The New England Patriots eventually...
Former Pro-Bowl kicker Billy Cundiff, who quickly signed with the Washington Redskins one day after being released by the Baltimore Ravens, has been cut, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.Fantasy Spin:Cundiff was 7-for-12 this season, but missed two kicks inside 40 yards. The Redskins worked out three kickers on Monday and will apparently sign former UCLA kicker Kai...
Former Pro-Bowl kicker Billy Cundiff, who quickly signed with the Washington Redskins one day after being released by the Baltimore Ravens, appears to be in danger of losing his job again.Fantasy Spin:Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Redskins will bring in a number of free agent kickers this week. Cundiff is 7-for-11 this season, but has missed two kicks inside 40 yards. If...
It should be noted that Shanahan is bringing in Kickers for tryouts on Tuesday.
With that being said, Billy Cundiff has been a punching bag the last couple weeks for his missed kicks, and rightfully so. However, these comments after the Falcons game should give him the pink slip immediately instead of allowing him to compete. Via The Washington Times:
"You look at the final...
Now that the Washington Redskins have signed a new kicker, they’ve officially released Billy Cundiff, according to Zac Boyer of the Free Lance- Star.Cundiff is now out of a job after only making only two out of his last six field goal attempts.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan expressed disappointment Sunday in kicker Billy Cundiff, who missed a 31-yard field goal for a second consecutive week. Shanahan said immediately after Washingtons 24-17 loss to Atlanta that he didnt know what the Redskins would do about their kicking position. The coach said that he wanted to wait until tomorrow to make a decision.
Former UCLA kicker Kai Forbath has been signed by the Washington Redskins to replace Billy Cundiff.Fantasy Spin:Forbath was the 2009 winner of the Lou Groza Award and kicked for Tampa Bay in the preseason going 5-for-5 including a 55-yarder. The Redskins are eighth in scoring through the first five weeks and Forbath should get plenty of opportunities.
The 2009 Lou Groza Award winner from UCLA won out over veterans Josh Brown and Olindo Mare, who also tried out for the Redskins. The Redskins released K Billy Cundiff after signing Kai Forbath on Tuesday. Credit the Ravens for breaking camp with the untested Justin Tucker over Cundiff, who has struggled with consistency for the majority of his nine-year career. Cundiff’s booming...
According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post, the Redskins have signed free agent kicker Kai Forbath.This must be a sign that Billy Cundiff will be released after struggling over the past couple of weeks. He’s only made two out of his last six field goal attempts.
We generally cover football player news not glorified soccer player news but the fact remains that kickers are sort of people too and they play a role in fantasy football. So, here goes - Billy Cundiff (Charlie Brown) had the football pulled away from him by the Redskins (Lucy) and the new Charlie Brown is Kai Forbath.
Reacting to the struggles of former Pro Bowl kicker Billy Cundiff, the Washington Redskins are signing former UCLA kicker Kai Forbath today, per a league source.
BR> Forbath tried out for the Redskins today along with Olindo Mare and Josh Brown.
Kai Forbath is the latest in a long line of Washington kickers and he isn't worried about becoming another victim of the Redskins' revolving door at the position.
''I am (aware of it) and I'm hoping to stay here for a long time,'' said the 25-year-old Forbath, who was signed Tuesday to replace struggling veteran Billy Cundiff and is Washington's 19th...