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Forbath looks forward to his NFL debut


Forbath looks forward to his NFL debut

Five days from now, Kai Forbath will suit up for the Redskins.

Hell be playing in a regular season NFL game first time. Hell also have a long snapper and a holder that will have known for less than a week.

So, then, its probably a good thing that the low key kicker described himself Wednesday as low maintenance.

Im not one of those kickers thats picky about holds and stuff, said Forbath, who will wear No. 2 for the Redskins. I just say, Get it down and Ill kick it.

Forbath replaces Billy Cundiff, who was released Tuesday after missing four of his last five field goal attempts. Forbath, 25, secured his first NFL job after beating out veteran free agents Josh Brown and Olindo Mare in a tryout at Redskins Park.

Forbath spent last season on the Cowboys non-football injured reserve list with a quad injury he suffered prior to signing in Dallas. This preseason, Forbath was 5 for 5, including a 53-yarder, for the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay, not surprisingly, opted to keep standout Connor Barth anyway.

Tuesdays tryout in Ashburn was Forbaths first since being released from Buccaneers. In the meantime, the California native had been working out at his college, UCLA.

I was hoping for a chance, Forbath said. I never wish for other guys to miss. But I knew it would come before the end of the year. So now I just want to take advantage of the opportunity.

Forbath earned the reputation in college as an accurate kicker with a strong leg, though he was not used on kickoffs, he said.

Distance is something thats always been in my game, Forbath said. I work on that as much as I work on short ones. I dont expect to miss any long ones. I kick em just like PATs.

As for his lack of experience with kickoffs, he added: Thats been the key thing Ive been working on.

Asked if he was aware that the Redskins have gone through 19 kickers since 1994, Forbath smiled and said, I am. And Im hoping stay here for a long time.

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