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Forbath looks forward to his NFL debut

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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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Bryan Stork clarifies next move after week of speculation with Redskins

Bryan Stork clarifies next move after week of speculation with Redskins

After days of speculation if Bryan Stork would actually end up in Washington, the former Patriots center clarified his next move via Twitter. 

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan traded for Stork earlier this week after it became apparent New England intended to release the 2014 draft pick out of Florida State. It was unclear, however, if Stork would accept the trade to the 'Skins as he mulled retirement options. 

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Stork has dealt with a number of concussions in his two-year NFL career. After playing in a Super Bowl as a rookie, his 2015 season was limited by head injuries. 

Coming to the Redskins, Stork may have an opportunity to compete for playing time. Kory Lichtensteiger is installed as the starting center, but he struggled in the third preseason game against the Bills and was lost for much of the 2015 season to injury. 

McCloughan has openly said he wants big, tough guys up front on the offensive line. Stork - at 6-foot-4 and 310 lbs. - with a documented nasty streak definitely fits that bill. 

Whether or not Stork pushes Lichtensteiger for the starting spot - or even competes for the No. 2 center job with Spencer Long - the price for Stork is tough to argue. McCloughan gave up just a conditional seventh round pick to acquire the former New England starter. 

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Redskins cut 10 players before Tuesday deadline

Redskins cut 10 players before Tuesday deadline

The Redskins have started the process of trimming their roster to 75 players by the Tuesday deadline. The team announced that 10 players have been waived.

  • T Al Bond
  • T Cody Booth
  • LB Shiro Davis
  • LB Ejiro Ederaine
  • CB Jeremy Harris
  • LB Willie Jefferson
  • WR Valdez Showers
  • WR Dez Stewart
  • WR Jarvis Turner
  • RB Kelsey Young

The only surprise on the list is Jefferson, who was thought to have a chance at an outside linebacker spot. But apparently the coaches are going to let Houston Bates and Lynden Trail compete for that spot.

The Redskins had 88 players counting against the 90 player limit. So with the 10 players cut today they are a 78, leaving three moves to make before 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Reports: News encouraging for injured Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan after MRI

Reports: News encouraging for injured Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan after MRI

The Redskins received "good news" after linebacker Ryan Kerrigan underwent an MRI Saturday to further diagnose a groin injury he suffered in Friday night's preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills, according to multiple reports.

Kerrigan was injured in the first quarter on Friday and he was held out for the remainder of the contest. CSN Insider JP Finlay said the injury was thought to be "minor" after the game.

The injury, regardless of the timetable for his return, exposes a larger issue about the lack of depth in Washington's linebacking corps. Finlay expands on that here.

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